Humiliated at Air India flight, Gaikward plays victim at Lok Sabha

DN Correspondent

Apart from accusing of being a victim of false portrayal by media, Gaikward also alleges AI staff of holding his collar.

Ravindra Gaikwad at the Lok Sabha on Thursday
Ravindra Gaikwad at the Lok Sabha on Thursday

New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Thursday firstly accused the media for being biased in the treatment of Ravindra Gaikwad, 57-year old Lok Sabha member from Osmanabad in Maharashtra, in the Air India incident where he was alleged to have assaulted an AI staff.

Gaikward is debarred from travelling in Air India flight and 6 private airlines. So today he came to Delhi in a chartered flight to attend the Parliament.

Gaikward at the Lok Sabha apologized for the incident in the AI flight but also with a question what has he done for which he seeks apology. He accepted pushing the AI staff but alleged that he assaulted first. The officer came and said he was the ‘father of Air India’. Gaikwad also alleged that the official has told him that he is a mere MP not the PM.

Shiv Sena MPs today raised anti-Air India slogans in Lok Sabha even as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed Gaikwad to make a statement in the House.

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