Unruly Gaikwad

Politicians are not above the law and Air India is not their personal property
Times of India – Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad‘s alleged assault on an Air India staffer last week has led to a nationwide outcry – against how politicians with a bloated sense of entitlement expect to be treated as much more special than the public they serve.

Government must respect that the airline industry has the right to safeguard its passengers and crew. After all the Union civil aviation ministry is working on creating institutional mechanisms to check undesirable flight behaviour or unruly passengers.

The more it has been fed taxpayers’ money the more Air India has allowed elected representatives to treat it as their personal handmaiden. The more they throw their weight about, the more the remaining passengers shun Air India. It’s unusually bold of it to send a message that it will treat politicians the same as the people they represent. Government must recognise that only this kind of independent thinking can get the airline out of its dismal financial state. more> https://goo.gl/bAiA9T

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