Shiv Sena MP Hits Air India Staff With Slipper Over Seating Issue
Shiv Sena MP Hits Air India Staff With Slipper Over Seating IssueAir India airline (Sreenath y/Wikimedia Commons)

In a reminder of the VVIP culture prevalent across the country, Shiv Sena’s member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staff with his slipper over the issue of seating on the airline.

“Yes, I hit him. He misbehaved with me,” Gaikwad said when asked about his action.

The MP was travelling from Pune to New Delhi when the scuffle broke out. He claimed that his ticket was for business class but Air India provided him with a seat in the economy class.

The AI staff who was assaulted said, “God save our country if this is the culture and behaviour of our MPs.”

Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said this should never have happened.

Meanwhile Shiv Sena party spokesperson Manisha Kayande said the party does not advocate this behaviour and called for a probe to know “what instigated him”.

Update: Air India staff has stated that they have blacklisted Gaikwad.

With Inputs From ANI.

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