An angry woman passenger at the Imphal airport lashed out at Union Minister KJ Alphons, after her flight got delayed by almost two hours because of the VVIP movement in the capital city. Alphons could be seen trying to discuss something with the woman, Dr. Nirala Singh, who didn’t pay any heed to his stature but shouted at him.
In a statement given by Indigo Airlines, it has been quoted, “Her flight was delayed for more than two hours for airspace closure due to the VVIP movement at Imphal.”
As per a report published in NDTV, Mr. Alphons also mentioned: “I understand her distress, you can’t blame her.” However, a few hours later, Mr. Aphons tweeted and denied the reports of the flight delay.
In a Tweet, he said that the flight landed at Imphal from Delhi as per the schedule.
Such fake news by leading news channels that I delayed a commercial flight from Imphal . In fact we landed at Imphal from Delhi on schedule
— Alphons KJ (@alphonstourism) November 22, 2017
Dr. Singh was booked to fly to Patna via Kolkata for her brother’s funeral. She alleged that her flight was two hours late. It has been reported that President Ram Nath Kovind was arriving in the city and the VVIP movement delayed the flight.
“I am a doctor, not a politician. I have very important time… I had to go to Patna at 2.45… that was the scheduled time… I told my family also. The body will degrade. I know… I am a doctor… the body will degrade and it will smell. It is still at my home,” she said, teary-eyed.
As per a statement by Alphons, “The President’s flight was landing…. the security protocol (of cordoning off airspace) has been around for 70 years. The PM and President must be protected and given the highest level of security.”
An airport official further said that due to the President of India’s flight movement, three flights were delayed by around two hours.
Here is the complete video where the woman can be seen shouting at the union minister.