(Image source from: I am not frisked because I am a minister)
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajpathi Raju has fueled the issue of both VVIP Racism and Smoking. The minister hailing from Andhrapradesh reportedly said the controversial at a function.
He said that he has not been frisking by the staff after becoming minister for the civil aviation, so that he is able to carry his matchboxes which earlier used to get confiscated.
"I am a heavy smoker so my matchboxes came along with me which earlier used to get confiscated," Ashok Gajapathi Raju said at a function.
The comments may show negative sign on both BJP and his Telugu Desam Party. TDP is crucial partner in NDA.
And, the media also reported that he defended his comments. The comments have become abuzz in media as the VVIP racism is still trending in social media, and the events also fuelling the tag at one or other place in India.