Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Air India brawl: Shiv Sena MP says he had asked for a complaint book, not a business class seat

Ravindra Gaikwad accused the airline of trying ‘hide their careless attitude and their cheating of lakhs of passengers’.
Deviating from his earlier statement, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Tuesday said his scuffle with an Air India staffer took place because the airline had refused his request for a complaint book, ANI reported. In his new statement, the Osmanabad MP said the national’s carrier’s employee had misbehaved with him after he said he wanted to record his feedback on their “carelessness and substandard” service.

“I was demanding proper facilities, not a business class seat. Just to hide their careless attitude and their cheating of lakhs of Air India passengers, they tried to create a picture that I was continuously demanding a business class seat. This is completely baseless,” Gaikwad told ANI.

The Sena leader had earlier said he hit the Air India employee 25 times with his sandal because he was flown in the economy class despite booking business class seats for his flights from Pune to Delhi. However, Air India had said the plane he had chosen to fly on was economy-only, and that he had refused to take a different flight.
28/03/17 Scroll.in