BJP MP from Pataliputra Ram Kripal Yadav was on Tuesday accused of trying to enter the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport through an exit gate, perhaps to avoid the general rush at the common entry point.
The minister, according to news reports, was at the airport to receive his colleague when a CISF security personnel prevented him from entering through the gate designated for exiting the terminal only.
The report shows the MP standing at the exit gate - waiting to receive his colleague - when a CISF personnel points him to the entry gate to which Yadav obliges. The BJP MP did not appear to get into an argument with the CISF official.
It was unclear if Yadav wanted to enter the airport or was merely waiting at the exit for his colleague to arrive.
However, the CISF officer claims the minister wanted to enter the airport through the gate.
"He has caused a jam, trying to enter from here. If I would have let them go, I would have been suspended today," the CISF officer told news channels. "Not just suspension, they would have cancelled my increment."
"(The) Labour minister was about to arrive for a tour of Fulwari and Bihta and I went to receive him at the exit. The police said that the gate was meant for exit, and directed me to the entry, to which I obliged," Yadav told Times Now.
"In my three decades of political career, I have never done something like that, I have no arrogance, I still drive a scooter and go out without security," the MP said.
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Updated Date: May 19, 2015 17:32:39 IST