PM Modi Violated Security Protocol by Travelling in Single Engine Seaplane: Omar Abdullah

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PM Modi Violated Security Protocol by Travelling in Single Engine Seaplane: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah who is quite active on social media took on Twitter and questioned why security guidelines were relaxed for Prime Minister.

New Delhi, December 12: National Conference leader and Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaching the security protocol by travelling in a single-engine seaplane.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi travelled in a single-engine seaplane from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam.

Omar Abdullah who is quite active on social media took on Twitter and questioned why security guidelines were relaxed for Prime Minister.

“How is it that the security guidelines were relaxed for this flight? No Z+ protectee is allowed to fly in a single-engine aircraft, much less the PM of our country,” Omar Abdullah wrote on the microblogging website.

Abdullah was stunned further over the decision to have a foreign pilot flying the seaplane when such tasks are usually carried out by Indian Air Force pilots.




“Single engine plane. Foreign pilots. Is there any security guideline that will not be thrown out today?,” he questioned.

The BJP, however, hailed the seaplane landing by the Prime Minister and Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari called it a “big revolution” in the field of transport.

Speaking to ANI, Gadkari said the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country can also be a revolutionary dream for the people of India.

“Today is a historic day as the Prime Minister travelled in a seaplane. The seaplane is a revolutionary factor in the field of transport. It will be a big revolution in the transport sector as India has huge potential,” he said.

Earlier, the Congress had also ridiculed the Prime Minister’s seaplane travel while dubbing it “hawa-hawai”.

(With input from ANI)