Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Will Diwakar Reddy Face the Music for Ruckus at Vizag Airport?

It has been almost a week since TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy created a ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport, after he was denied a boarding pass for an IndiGo flight to Hyderabad because he turned up late.
However, it is still unclear, as to who allowed the MP to board the flight later.
Despite shouting at IndiGo officials, trying to throw a printer on the floor, and pushing a senior airline official, Reddy was still allowed on board, and travel to his destination.

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, who is also from the TDP and was present at the airport during the incident, denied helping the MP and clarified that he had only asked the airport director to look into the matter by examining CCTV footage.
Speaking to Times of India, Visakhapatnam airport director G Prakash Reddy also denied that he forced IndiGo to issue a boarding pass, saying,

"I was with the minister. Neither the minister nor I knew what happened at the IndiGo ticket counter. And later, after we learnt of the incident, Gajapathi Raju never told me to intervene on behalf of Diwakar Reddy.
This came a day after it was reported that IndiGo submitted a report on the incident to the Centre, where it claimed it was 'regrettably' forced to board Reddy, at the behest of government officials present there.
21/06/17 Quint