Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Top Youth Congress Leaders Conspired In Protest In Flight: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday dismissed the Opposition's demand seeking legal action against former minister E P Jayarajan in an incident related to the Youth Congress protest inside an aircraft last month and said the LDF convener was in fact protecting the CM from the attackers.

Replying to a submission moved by Leader of Opposition V D Satheesan, Mr Vijayan said the probe indicates that Youth Congress workers including its top leadership conspired to create this incident.

In a detailed reply, Mr Vijayan also attacked airline company IndiGo that had on Monday imposed a flying ban on Mr Jayarajan and two Youth Congress workers in connection with the protest on board the plane carrying the state Chief Minister last month.

Mr Vijayan told the assembly there are allegations that the order of the internal complaints committee of IndiGo was one-sided and the order itself says that it was an ex-parte order.

"There are allegations that IndiGo company has taken a stance in support of the accused in the case. IndiGo's failure to provide safety and security to its passengers and taking a stand favouring the attackers is in fact a threat to the safety of air travel," Mr Vijayan said.

Moving the submission, Mr Satheesan asked the Chief Minister to register a case against Mr Jayarajan for allegedly manhandling the Youth Congress activists.

"Our children (Youth Congress activists) raised slogans but Jayarajan assaulted them. The IndiGo company understood this and gave a higher punishment to Jayarajan," Mr Satheesan said.

A three-week travel ban has been imposed on Jayarajan and a two-week ban each on the two Youth Congress workers, Farzeen Majid and Naveen Kumar, by the private airliner.

The country's largest airline's decision came a little over a month after the incident on June 13, when the two protesters shouted slogans against the Chief Minister inside the IndiGo aircraft soon after it landed at Thiruvananthapuram airport from Kannur. Jayarajan, who was also onboard, allegedly pushed aside the two protesters from reaching Vijayan.

19/07/22 PTI/NDTV

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