Air India trolled on Twitter over Kiren Rijiju controversy

New Delhi, July 2: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju landed in a new controversy following reports that one Air India flight got delayed for him.

It has been reported that the flight from Leh to Delhi got delayed by one hour and three passengers were offloaded just to accommodate the minister and his PA.

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According to sources, the aircraft doors were shut for takeoff on June 24 but the flight did not depart at its scheduled time as Rijuju, along with his PA, had to be onboard.

When he arrived, three passengers were allegedly deboarded to accommodate the minister and his PA, sources said.

While an Air India spokesman said it has sought more details on the incident, Rijuju claimed it was not a "delay" as the departure of the flight was "preponed" due to technical reasons.

"The departure was at 1140 hrs...I don't know...somehow there was a rescheduling issue...It was not a was a communication gap," Rijiju said.

Meanwhile, micro-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with comments on Air India and Rijiju.

Here are a few tweets on the minister and the airline:

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