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Venkaiah Naidu slams Air-India for flight delay

Naidu was going to Hyderabad to attend a meeting on the \'Swachh Bharat\' campaign.

Published: 28th June 2016 06:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2016 06:39 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Livid over having to miss an "important" appointment after the pilot of an Air India flight to Hyderabad did not turn up, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the state-run carrier needed to explain how such things were happening.

"Air India should explain how such things are happening. Transparency and accountability are the need of the hour," Naidu, the Urban Development Minister, tweeted.

Sources said Naidu was going to Hyderabad to attend a meeting on the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. The flight was scheduled to depart at 1345 hours but due to the non-availability of the pilot it could take off only at 1430 hours.