‘Behaviour of airline companies is like mafia goons’, says Shiv Sena in defence of Gaikwad
New Delhi, March 30: It seems the Shiv Sena is in no mood to apologise over the incident of assault on an Air India staffer by one of its Members of Parliament recently. Rather, after most of the airlines decided to bar Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who openly said he slapped an AI official 25 times with his slippers, from flying in their aircrafts, the Maharashtra-based party decided to attack the airline carriers.
On Thursday, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI that the behavior of airline companies was like mafia goons. "Behaviour of airline companies is like mafia goons. Jaanch puri ho tab pata chalega kisne kya kiya (After the completion of investigation we will know who did what)," added Raut.
The leaders of the Shiv Sena met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday to demand action against AI, the only public carrier in the country. One more Shiv Sena leader, MP Anandrao Adsul, defending Gaikwad, said, "Ab kya chor dein raaste pe, kar rahe hain defend (We can't leave Gaikwad alone, so defending him)."
Although two FIRs have been filed against Gaikwad by AI, till now he is free. After several days of the incident, Gaikwad recently revealed that he had slapped the AI official as his 'victim' was abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has condemned the attack on the AI staffer. But the ruling party said that banning a person from flying was little too harsh. Earlier, Mahajan had said that authorities of the AI and the Shiv Sena leaders should talk and resolve the matter amicably.