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Civil Aviation Minister’s comments sparks row

April 7, 2015 - Hyderabad


The Union Minister for Civil Aviation Poospati Ashok Gajapati Raju commented that he carries a match box on flights had created a row.

Ashok Gajapati Raju admitted that he carries a matchboxes on flights since he is exempted from frisking and security checks created a debate of hot nature. His confession came at a function on the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security that issues list of prohibited items on flights.

Ashok said that ‘Once I became a Minister, people stopped frisking me. I am a heavy smoker, so my match box also came along with me, which earlier used to get confiscated’, he said.

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