IndiGo, Air India bar MP JC Diwakar Reddy from its flights

Vastavam web: IndiGo airlines announced its decision to bar TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy from its flights after the MP created ruckus at the Vishakapatnam airport earlier Thursday. Reddy, MP of Anantapur constituency in the Lok Sabha, was not allowed to board a flight to Hyderabad after he reportedly turned up late at the airport. The MP then went on a rampage pushing an airline staffer and throwing a printer on the floor after he was not allowed to board the aircraft. Air India also announced that it was barring the MP from its flights. The airline said Reddy arrived 28 minutes prior to the departure of his flight to Hyderabad. As per DGCA norms, airlines close check-in counters for all domestic fights 45 minutes prior to departure. “The staff politely informed him that boarding for flight 6E-608 is closed and offered to accommodate Mr Reddy in the subsequent flight. Diwakar expressed his annoyance and soon raged against the staff using aggressive and abusive behavior,” IndiGo said in a statement. The MP was later accommodated on the same flight. Recently Air India has barred Ravindra Gaikwadm, MP of Shivasena has barred for his rude behavior with its staff in Mumbai.