New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad will no longer be able to fly on board any Indian carrier.
In a rare unanimity, private airlines and Air India on Friday barred the MP from flying with them. Air India has cancelled Gaikwad’s return ticket from Delhi to Pune at 4 pm on Friday, implementing the first-of-its-kind ban in India. Now, the MP will have to take a train back to Maharashtra.
The action came a day after the Lok Sabha member beat up an AI staffer with sandals.
On the other hand, Gaikwad said “I dare the Delhi police to arrest me…I will not apologize, he (Air India manager) must come to me and apologize,”
Notably, upset at being seated in the economy section of an aircraft with no business seats, gaikwad had beaten up an Air India staffer “25 times” with his sandals and tried to throw him out of the aircraft on arrival in Delhi on Thursday.