Ban on MP: Sena may move privilege motion

Ban on MP: Sena may move privilege motion
The Shiv Sena has given a notice to move breach of privilege motion against syndicate of airlines for barring controversial Parliamentarian Ravindra Gaikwad from undertaking air travel citing his “unruly behaviour”. Shiv Sena member Anandrao Adsul mentioned the issue before Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday seeking action against the airlines to debar a member of Air Travel Privilege granted by the House.

The notice was submitted to the Lok Sabha Speaker a day after a delegation of Shiv Sena leaders met her to seek an “amicable solution” to the issue. Air India had put Gaikwad on the no-fly list after he allegedly assaulted an air line employee last week over ticketing issues. “I have received your notice on Question of Privilege.

The matter is under my consideration,” the Speaker told Adsul. “If the Airlines had any grievance in this case, they could well take up this matter with the Minister of Civil Aviation rather than jumping the fence to hoist their no travel bar on Gaikwad. It is a clear case of overstepping legitimate jurisdiction,” Adsul had argued in the notice submitted to the Speaker.

Sena members had raised the issue in the Lok Sabha on Monday and demanded revocation of the air travel ban on Gaikwad. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju had stood by Air India officials saying violence on any kind of aircraft could prove disastrous.

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