SP leader Naresh Agarwal defends Shiv Sena MP Ravinder Gaiwkad, says Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju should resign

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Updated: March 27, 2017 1:55:17 PM

Earlier in the week, Shiv Sena had called for a shutdown in Osamabad.


Shiv Sena, MP, Ravindra Gaikwad, Osamabad, Privilege motionEarlier in the week, Shiv Sena had called for a shutdown in Osamabad

In the latest development, SP leader Naresh Agrawal has asked Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju to resign in the backdrop of his statement on the ban imposed by the airline on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad.  Speaking in the Lok sabha Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati said,” The state-owned airline cannot discriminate between different classes and that they cannot compromise on safety.” He also added that the rules are same for everyone.

Rules are the same for everyone: Aviation Min Ashok Gajapati Raju in Lok Sabha on issue of ban imposed by airlines on Shiv Sena MP R.Gaikwad

— ANI (@ANI_news) March 27, 2017

Gajapati Raju’s statement was a response to the Shiv Sena MP Anadrao Adsul, who while defending Gaikwad raised the issue of banning  Gaikwad from all airlines. Adsul had urged Lok Sabha speaker Sumrita Mahajan to take the issue to the government. Earlier in the day, SP leader had also come out in the support of Gaikwad by calling the ban by Air India as ‘Dadagiri’.

Also, Congress leader Rajni Patil had given a notice in Rajya Sabha against the VVIP culture that had shown up.

On Monday, Shiv Sena had called for a shutdown in Osamabad over the issue of putting Gaikwad on the no-fly list of all airlines. Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has been alleged of manhandling and abusing a 60-year old duty manager of the Air India over not being able to fly in the business class.

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