Republic TV talks to Union Minister KJ Alphons, after a video emerged of a woman lashing out at the minister at the Imphal Airport.
In the video, the angry passenger is seeing shouting at the Union Minister and blaming him for flights being delayed as an outcome of VVIP protocol. The citizen, identified as a lady doctor, was scheduled to go to Patna to attend a funeral.
The Union Minister says he spoke to the lady for 10 minutes out of sheer empathy as she was in tears, and said “But this is what the protocol is.” At which the lady asked the minister to give her an answer in writing, to which the minister refused.
The minister added that the protocol for President’s flight landing has been there for the last 70 years and has to be followed.
Listen to the full conversation in the video above.