#NoVIP? Not for Aviation Minister, Who Carries Matchboxes on Planes | Read
PUBLISHED ON: April 7, 2015 | Duration: 1 min, 03 sec
Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today declared that he can carry a matchbox onto a plane because he is not frisked on account of his position in the government. "Once I became minister, people stopped frisking me, so (a) matchbox, which used to be confiscated, came along with me," the 63-year-old minister said, describing himself as "a heavy smoker".