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  • Ravindra Gaikwad soars again, in Air India business class

    Pune: Over two weeks after he was blacklisted and grounded by all airlines, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad here on Monday morning took wings again on a Pune-New Delhi flight, authorities said.

  • Sena MP Gaikwad in Mumbai, meets Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who was involved in a row with Air India, met party president Uddhav Thackeray today and explained his position over the issue. The meeting, which lasted for 10 minutes at Shiv Sena’s central office at Dadar here, came after Air India, and other airlines, lifted the flying ban on Gaikwad after he expressed regret for assaulting an AI employee on March 23.

  • Ravindra Gaikwad refuses to apologies, says ‘Air India official is mad’

    Mumbai: Refusing to apologies to the Air India official whom he allegedly thrashed, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Saturday said he would only tender an apology from Parliament for disrespecting its dignity. Asserting that it was a small conflict, Gaikwad said the staff of the airline is mad and around eight such cases of indulging into brawl have been registered against him.

  • Air India lifts ban, Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad can now fly

    New Delhi: Air India on Friday revoked its flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad with immediate effect, nearly two weeks after he had assaulted an airline staffer onboard a plane.

  • Ravindra Gaikwad vs Air India: Read all about the ‘high-flying’ saga

    On March 23, a pretty shocking incident took place in an Air India flight. Apparently, Shiv Sena’s elected Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad slapped a 60-year-old Air India Duty Manager at Delhi Airport. The incident took place when Gaikwad boarded the Air India Flight No. AI-852 in Delhi which was headed for Pune, after which he came to know there is no business class in that flight and was asked by Air

  • Air India cancels Ravindra Gaikwad’s booking yet again

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad today again tried to book tickets on Air India flights, but the airline rejected the booking. This is the seventh attempt on the part of the Sena MP to book a flight on Air India, which barred him from flying after he assaulted the airline’s staffer.

  • Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad stops short of saying sorry

    I write to convey my regrets for the unfortunate incident that took place on 23rd March, 2017 on an Air India flight…It could have been no one’s intention to have let the situation aggravate to the level that it eventually did- Ravindra Gaikwad in a letter to Union Minister Gajapati Raju.

  • Gaikwad regrets “unfortunate incident” in letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapthi Raju, reguest to lift ban

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, at the centre of a row over assaulting an Air India employee, today wrote a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapthi Raju voicing “regret” over the “unfortunate incident”. “I write to convey my regrets for the unfortunate incident that took place on 23rd March, 2017 in the Air India Flight No. AI-852 seat No. 1F,” Gaikwad, who has been steadfast in refusing to

  • Shiv Sena to protest if Ravindra Gaikwad flying ban issue not resolved

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena members in Lok Sabha today warned of protests in Parliament if the issue of its MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who has been banned from flying by several airlines after he allegedly hit an Air India staffer, was not resolved soon.

  • Shiv Sena MPs meet Lok Sabha Speaker, want flying ban lifted

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to ask domestic airlines to withdraw the flying ban imposed on its MP Ravindra Gaikwad so that the parliamentarian could attend the present sessions. The party said Gaikwad is also likely to meet the Speaker in a couple of days.

  • Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad travels by car to Delhi

    Osmanabad (Maharashtra): Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who has been barred by all major domestic airlines for assaulting an Air India duty manager, has chosen to travel by road to Delhi for the ongoing Parliament session.

  • Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad books Air India ticket, airline cancels it again

    New Delhi: Hardening its stand further against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, Air India (AI) on Tuesday cancelled two tickets booked by him on Delhi-bound flights,days after domestic carriers barred him from flying in their aircraft for assaulting an AI staffer.

  • Shiv Sena wants flying ban on MP Ravindra Gaikwad to be lifted

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MPs on Monday said the ban imposed by all airlines on fellow member Ravindra Gaikwad should be lifted but the government said airlines had the right to refuse a passenger.  The issue was raised by Sena member Anandrao Adsul in the Lok Sabha.