Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathi Raju gheraoed by Shiv Sena MPs inside Lok Sabha

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Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathi Raju gheraoed by Shiv Sena MPs inside Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju was heckled by Shiv Sena MPs in the Lok Sabha after they protested the ban by Indian airlines on their MP Ravindra Gaikwad.

Just after Ravindra Gaikwad's speech in the lower house of the Parliament, and just before the Speaker announced the adjournment of the House, Shiv Sena's Anand Geete, who is Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India, hit out at the Civil Aviation minister.

As the Sena created a ruckus, the Minister kept repeating how, without any trial, a sitting MP was banned from the airlines.

While Geete was speaking, a TMC member got up and raised his voice against Raju. Minutes later, Shiv Sena MPs gheraoed the Civil Aviation minister and started protesting. Ashok Gajapathi Raju was screamed at and heckled.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Ministers Smriti Irani, Jayant Sinha and Ananth Kumar had to rush to Raju's side and rescue him.

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan then was forced to adjourn the House after the Sena MPs refused to stop their unruly behaviour.

The Shiv Sena remained adamant on their demand of allowing their goon MP Ravindra Gaikwad to present his version of the story after the party earlier had threatened to disrupt Parliamentary proceedings if he was not allowed to board flights.

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who was absent from the Parliament for almost two weeks after his brazen attack on an Air India staffer made a speech in the Lok Sabha today and claimed injustice by the national carrier.

He further claimed that he was abused verbally by the Air India staff, but only he was the one who bore the brunt of this entire incident.

The Osamabad MP was banned from flying after he assaulted an Air India duty manager Sukumar, 60, with his sandal for '25 times'.

In interviews after the attack, the MP barefacedly said that he will not apologise as he kept blaming the airline.
Source : Times Now

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