Politicians will be politicians. No matter how many “emotionally motivating” speeches they give, beneath their touching words, lies a corrupted tongue. And the Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad, is its prime example. In a recent spat, Gaikwad hit an Air India staff, with his slipper, and on top of that, he boldly told the media that he wanted to throw him out of the plane.
Seeing his rude and uncivil behavior, he was banned from flying with Air India and other private carriers. This laudable response sends a strong message i.e VVIP culture won’t be tolerated.
After this humiliation, we thought that Gaikwad would have learned his lesson, but we were so wrong. He continued his unlawful ways and tried to cheat Air India by booking tickets with bogus names.
He booked the ticket in flight AI 551 from Hyderabad to Delhi in the name of Professor V Ravindra Gaikwad. After the real identity of the passenger was realized, the ticket was immediately canceled.
After this, another attempt was made by Gaikwad’s staff, who contacted a travel agent to book a flight from Nagpur to Delhi by the name “Professor Ravindra Gaikwad”.
The travel agent, instantly, contacted the local station manager, and the information was forwarded to Air India’s headquarters. Hence, his second attempt failed, too.
The airline had earlier issued a “non-acceptance order” to all its station managers and booking offices, instructing them to ensure that “restriction on acceptance and travel of potentially unruly and unsafe passengers is being followed by Air India flights for Mr Ravindra Gaikwad.Advertisement