Ravindra Gaikwad episode: Sena to wait before moving privilege motion

The Sena MP courted controversy after he assaulted an Air India staffer on board the Pune-Delhi flight with his slippers over seating arrangements.

New Delhi | Published: March 28, 2017 10:29 pm
Ravindra Gaekwad, Shiv Sena, Shiv Sena MP Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it would adopt a wait and watch policy before moving a privilege motion against airlines for banning its MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying. Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant said the party has not taken any decision yet on whether to move a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha.

“Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) had sought an amicable resolution of the issue. When she has said that it would be improper to move privilege motion in the Lok Sabha at this time, we will wait for sometime,” Sawant said. A delegation of Shiv Sena MPs had met Mahajan yesterday, raising concern over airlines banning its lawmaker. Earlier in the day, Air India cancelled two tickets booked by Gaikwad on Delhi-bound flights–from Mumbai and Hyderabad– for tomorrow, days after domestic carriers barred him from flying their aircraft for assaulting an AI staffer.

The Sena MP courted controversy after he assaulted an Air India staffer on board the Pune-Delhi flight with his slippers over seating arrangements.

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    arun dass
    Mar 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    either shameless, lawless ,indisciplined , egoist or psycho people and Party as well
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      Debu
      Mar 28, 2017 at 8:25 pm
      Surprised to see the LS speaker not suspending him from the LS
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        Debu
        Mar 28, 2017 at 8:25 pm
        he should be jailed in Tihar for life
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          Jamie
          Mar 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm
          Its amazing,how these people can still keep a straight face.
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          1. Vineet Bharti
            Mar 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm
            worst part is that entire political cl is united. No call for FIR against the MP. Common man would have spent life behind bars plus a hefty fine.
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