Saturday, March 25, 2017

Air India staffer assault case: Ravindra Gaikwad denies being summoned by Uddhav

New Delhi: While media was abuzz with reports of Uddhav Thackeray's meeting with Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaekwad after he assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday, the MP said that no meeting has been planned yet.
Gaikwad was reportedly to visit Matoshree to meet Thackeray and to narrate his version of the incident today. When asked if he was called he said, "I have not been called yet and there has been no communication with the Shiv Sena chief."
On being asked if he spoke to Uddhav after the incident, he said that he did not have a detailed interaction between the party chief. He added that he was heading for his constituency Osmanabad.

He also refuted the rumours surrounding the creation of a three-member committee to probe the incident. "I have been to stay mum and not interact with any media," Gaikwad told India Today.
Earlier there were reports that the party was likely to issue a warning to the MP.
Gaikwad was barred from flying by prominent airliners after he assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday. After he was barred from flying, he had to board a train to Mumbai on Friday.
25/03/17 India Today