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Ravindra Gaikwad-Air India row: Barred by all domestic airlines, Shiv Sena MP travels by road to Delhi

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Has Been Hit Hard After Assaulting An Air India Duty Manager. Barred By All Major Domestic Airlines Following The Incident, The Shiv Sena MP Had To Travel By Road To Delhi To Attend The Ongoing Parliament Session.

PTI | Updated on: 29 Mar 2017, 02:13:04 PM
Ravindra Gaikwad (File photo: ANI)

Osmanabad (Maha):

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has been hit hard after assaulting an Air India duty manager. Barred by all major domestic airlines following the incident, the Shiv Sena MP had to travel by road to Delhi to attend the ongoing Parliament session.

“Gaikwad is reaching Delhi by car today but will not attend the day’s proceedings of the Lok Sabha,” sources close to the beleaguered Osmanabad MP said.

However, he will attend Thursday’s session if his party leadership allows him to do so, the sources said. The development came after Gaikwad apparently booked a seat from Hyderabad to Delhi on Flight AI 551 for today, which was cancelled by the national carrier.

He had also booked a seat yesterday on the 8 AM flight, AI 806, from Mumbai to Delhi for today but his ticket was promptly cancelled by the airline. The MP is accused of beating up an elderly AI staffer with a sandal last Thursday.

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Also, there were reports that he took a train from Mumbai to Delhi and was scheduled to reach the national capital today after a TV channel yesterday showed the reservation chart, having his name, pasted on coach A-3 of Rajdhani at the Mumbai Central Railway Station.

However, the sources said he decided to travel by car to Delhi.

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“He is not in Maharashtra at present and is expected to reach Delhi anytime today,” they said. 

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First Published : 29 Mar 2017, 02:06:00 PM