While Gaikwad has lodged complaints with the Lok Sabha Speaker and the civil aviation minister, Shiv Sena raised the matter strongly in Parliament and demanded that the flying ban imposed on him by Air India and other airlines be lifted. Civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapati Raju admonished Mr Gaikwad for indulging in violence on the flight last week.
Raising the issue, Shiv Sena floor leader Anand Adsul said "all airlines have blacklisted him (Gaikwad)". Earlier in the day, the MP from Osmanabad in Maharashtra downplayed reports suggesting that Air India is considering banning him from boarding its flights. Comparing the incident with comedian Kapil Sharma, Shiv Sena leader Ababdrao Adsul stated that, "I hope you (Speaker) will raise it with the government". "We are not supporting the act of our MP, this is not a culture of our party", he added.
Summary: The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for misbehaving with Air India employee R. Sukumar. Air India said that their employees are agitated and might harm the MP in this case. There is no sort of defence of the Sena MP as he admitted all the charges in front of the camera and CCTV footage clearly revealed his arrogant attitude towards the staff and that trapped him for one final time.
According to Civil Aviation Ministry, the existing norms have some gaps which need to be plugged.
Other Air India staff members who were present during the scuffle also gave their statements to the police. Speaking on the issue, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan ruled out any action against Gaikwad and spoke against the ban by the six Indian airlines.
IndiGo cancelled Gaikwad's ticket for the Delhi-Pune flight, which he had booked for Friday.
The "drunk on power" MP had even physically assaulted the 60-year-old duty manager with his slippers. "I will take legal action against Air India", Gaikwad said.
The proposed move comes in the wake of the controversy involving Shiv Sena member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad. He also talked about the privileges of MPs, responding to which the minister said: "An MP is also a passenger". I have been serving public and have also faced many who get irritated on such issues.