Why only Gaikwad, why not act against Kapil Sharma: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

Raut also said that the ban called by Airlines goes on showing their boorish and bullying attitude.

Published: 27th March 2017 08:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2017 08:40 PM   |  A+A-

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. | PTI File Photo


MUMBAI: Extending his support to Ravindra Gaikwad, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday asked as to why there is no action taken by the airline against comedian Kapil Sharma and others who had also misbehaved with their staff in the past.

"If airline can ban MP for slapping someone 2-3 times, then there are cases of Kapil Sharma and others, how many have you banned?," Rawat told ANI.

He also said that the ban called by Airlines goes on showing their boorish and bullying attitude.

"He is not denying that he didn't do anything. Investigation should be made and after that we will accept whatever decision is made. But banning like this is 'dadagiri' (bullying)," he added.

Earlier in the day, coming out in support of party Gaikwad by calling the airlines ban on him 'illogical', Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said that it looks like somebody is trying to defame party leaders.

Kayande told ANI, "It seems that somebody is behind this and trying to defame Shiv Sena leaders, because if Shiv Sena opposes something, it is twisted and presented in a different way to the country."

The Shiv Sena has given a shutdown call in Maharashtra's Osmanabad in support of Gaikwad, who had assaulted an Air India staffer last week.

Air India and six private airlines banned the 56-year-old MP from flying as he refused to apologise for the incident that triggered nationwide outrage.

The Osmanabad MP after being blacklisted by the top airlines boarded a train to Mumbai earlier on Friday evening.

The MP refrained from commenting further on the row and said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray would speak on the matter.

Earlier, the MP, while showing no regret for his action had said, "What is there to repent? I will not apologise. He (Sukumar) should come and apologise.then we will see." 


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