Air India revoked the ban on MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who had beaten an AI staffer with slipper for not allotting the business class seat, as he paid for it.
After two weeks, the Air India lifted the ban on Shiva Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for traveling in the Airlines.
The Air India imposed the Ban on the MP for beating an Air India Staffer when he was traveling from Pune to New Delhi. The ban was finally lifted by the airlines after the administration intervention.
The Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju wrote to the Air India to immediately lift the ban on the MP Ravindra Gaikwad. The Air India obeyed the minister proposal and lifted the ban on Gaikwad.
Along with Air India, many other private Airlines also imposed a ban on the MP which didn’t allow him to travel in the flights. Now, by following the order from the minister the other airlines are also expected to uplift the ban. The other Air lines include GoAir, Jet, SpiceJet, Vistara and IndiGo.
For beating an AI staffer the, the company decided not to allow Ravindra to travel in the airlines. Over the past few days, after the incident, the MP booked an Air India ticket to travel from Mumbai-Delhi, but the AI didn’t allow the MP to travel in the Airlines.
After all unsuccessful attempts, MP Ravindra Gaikwad wrote a letter to the Aviation Minister expressing “regret” for the “unfortunate incident.” The minister accepted the MPs regret letter and said that his behavior towards AI staffer should not be seen again and such things should not be repeated again.
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The AI decision came after the minister who wrote a letter to the National carrier to lift the ban on the MP.
“On the direction of (aviation) ministry, we have lifted (the) flying ban on Gaikwad,” an official of the national carrier said.
However, the Shiva Sena and the ally of Bharatiya Janata Party had threatened that they will stop the flights and skip the meeting of the NDA. A pressure was created on the BJP from ally Shiva Sena Party to lift the ban on MP Gaikwad.