Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha has complained to SpiceJet for extending VIP treatment to him saying there is no need for extra courtesy.
Tankha is a Congress member recently elected to the Upper House.
According to Tankha, after landing at the Delhi airport in a SpiceJet flight from Jabalpur on Wednesday, the airline staff ferried just him and two others in a bus from the de-boarding area to the arrival area.
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Following the incident, he has written to the airline saying that he does not want any special treatment because of being a MP.
“All of us are equal, everybody is respected and we should all stand in the queue and wait for our turn. I am very happy travelling with my fellow passengers. I felt bad and embarrassed,” he told a news channel.
The bus that used to take 30 people moved with just three. “I wonder why the three of us are being taken alone? I protested and I told that it is not acceptable,” he said.
When contacted, SpiceJet General Manager (Corporate Affairs) Ajay Jasra said, “We have not received any request from the Member of Parliament. Every passenger is important to us. We will keep giving our best services to all.”