MNS delegates to meet Jet Airways top brass: Raj Thackeray

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Mumbai, Oct 15 (UNI) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray today rallied behind the sacked employees of Jet Airways and threatened to stop flights of the airline if the company failed to reinstate them.

Addressing nearly 150 sacked flight attendants of Jet Airways who met him today, Mr Thackeray said a delegation of MNS office-bearers would shortly meet the top management of the airline and take up their case.

''If they fail to reconsider their decision, we will not allow a single flight of Jet Airways to fly from Mumbai and airports in the state,'' he said.

Services of 800 employees were terminated by the management as a cost-cutting measures here yesterday a day after the Airline signed an alliance with Kingfisher Airlines in a bid to reverse the downturn in the aviation sector.

MNS office-bearer Sandeep Deshpande told UNI that though the party did not have any union in Jet Airways, the employees were hoping that the party chief could do something for them to get their jobs back.

UNI ST-VK SSS RR ND1616

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