Chief Minister expresses displeasure over MP Diwakar Reddy’s unruly behaviour at airport

When the staff of the Indigo Airlines at the airport refused to issue a boarding pass to the MP as he was late, Reddy lost his cool and had thrown tantrums.

Published: 18th June 2017 07:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2017 07:39 AM   |  A+A-

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu. (File Photo)

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: A day after Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy created a ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday expressed displeasure over the parliamentarian’s unruly behaviour.

When the staff of the Indigo Airlines at the airport refused to issue a boarding pass to the MP as he was late, Reddy lost his cool and threw tantrums. 

He also damaged a printer at the airlines counter. His act was recorded by CCTV cameras and the footage of the MP’s act  evoked outrage across the country. But the Telugu Desam leadership chose not to react on Friday.  

At a meeting of Anantapur TDP leaders at his residence in Undavalli near here on Saturday, the Chief Minister reportedly let out his annoyance. He is understood to have said that of all the parties, the TDP lawmakers should exercise more restraint since “we are in power.”  He said acts of this nature would do irreparable damage to the party’s image.

He is quoted as having said: “When we are striving for development of the State and  reaching the goals overcoming the bifurcation blues, the unruly behaviour of party leaders will have a retrogressive impact.”


Banned MP flies to Paris 
Meanwhile, Diwakar Reddy, who was banned by several domestic airline operators, flew to Paris on Friday night itself and he is expected to spend about a week abroad. Tadipatri MLA J C Prabhakar Reddy, younger brother of the MP, said that there was no connection between the airport incident and his brother’s trip abroad as it is an annual practice.

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