Facing flying ban by airlines, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad reaches Delhi via chartered flight

Vastavam Web: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who has been banned from flying by several airlines after he assaulted an Air India staffer on March 23, reached Delhi on Wednesday via a chartered flight, according to sources.The chartered flight by which Gaikwad flew in to Delhi is believed to have been provided by another Shiv Sena MP Rajkumar Dhoot, reported India Today.

Gaikwad is expected to provide his version of the incident, which led to him being barred from flying on private carriers and Air India, on April 6 in Parliament.After he was banned from flying, Gaikwad had, in fact, tried at least thrice to book a seat on the national carrier, using a new alias each time.His staff member had tried booking an Air India flight AI 806 from Mumbai to Delhi and dictated the passenger’s name as Ravindra Gaikwad. The ticket was promptly cancelled, an airline source said.Thereafter, a seat was booked on flight AI 551 from Hyderabad to Delhi in the name of Professor V Ravindra Gaikwad. This ticket was cancelled too.