The row between Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad and Air India does not seem to end anytime soon. As no action has been taken by the government against the MP for his unruly behaviour at a staff, Air India is believed to have written to the Delhi police asking why action has not been taken yet on the complaint filed against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who had assaulted a staffer of the airline last month.
Following the incident on 23 March, which went viral as the video of the MP surfaced and was widely spread over social networking sites, an FIR was registered against the MP.
The airline is understood to have said that the morale of the employees is being impacted as no action has been initiated against the MP despite nearly a month after the incident, they added, though there was no official comment from Air India or the Delhi police.
The incident and subsequent flying ban on Gaikwad had generated a lot of political heat before the ban was removed.
On 23 March, Gaikwad had assaulted an Air India staffer inside an aircraft at the Delhi airport. The national carrier as well as other domestic airlines then barred him from taking their flights.
Earlier this month, the ban was revoked after the MP wrote a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju expressing regret over the incident.
In the aftermath of the incident, Air India and the government are working on ways to strength measures to rein in unruly flyers.