Patna, May 19: Union Minister of state and BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav was on Tuesday, May 19, stopped by a CISF female officer, for violating airport norms.
According to reports, in an approximately 30 seconds video footage, Yadav, the minister of state for drinking water and sanitation, is being seen at the area of "no entry" zone.
A female CISF officer at the gate reportedly denied him permission to enter the airport premises through the exit gate.
When the minister insisted, she talked to her seniors on a walkie-talkie and confirmed that he cannot be allowed to enter from that side.
Then the minister, a former RJD leader, walked away, along with his entourage and he entered the airport through "entry gate" only.
Later, the security officer told reporters that "she would have been suspended if she had agreed to the union minister's request."
While talking to media persons, 57-year-old Yadav said, "I had no wrong intentions, I was at the exit gate to receive someone."
"When I was asked to move to the entry gate, I did, there was no verbal spat, I didn't say a word", he clarified.
"Yes, I made a mistake, I shouldn't have gone to that gate, but I really didn't have any wrong intentions", he further said.
Yadav, who is a law graduate, went to the airport to receive Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment.
Following the incident, Yadav became a trending topic on Twitter. Here's how Twitteratti reacted:
Kudos to the lady CISF officer at Patna Airport for standing her ground & not allowing minister Ram Kripal Yadav to enter from the exit gate— arvind. (@arvindbanta) May 19, 2015
Union minister ram kripal Yadav says he should not have tried to use exit gate to enter Patna airport. nice to see a pol admitting mistake— Suparna Singh (@Suparna_Singh) May 19, 2015
#CISF lady who stopped the central minister from entering through the exit gate should be given a medal.#Patna#Ram Kripal Yadav.— edakunni wariyar (@thampuran) May 19, 2015