Shiv Sena MP goes missing, supporters hold bike rally

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The facts of the case are not in dispute, the MP has taken pride in declaring he wielded his slipper 25 times, declaring he was a member of the Shiv Sena, not the BJP, and would tolerate no infringement of his authority.

Several top politicians called for strict action against the politician, and civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju condemned the incident.

Gaikwad is understood to have got down at Vapi station in Gujarat, Sena sources said. How can an MP be banned, Adsul asked. Referring to Gaikwad's misbehaviour, the Union minister added that "never in the wildest of dreams had I expected an MP to get caught in this". Six airlines, including Air India (on whose flight the unsavoury incident had occurred), had put the Shiv Sena MP on a "no-fly" list.

"MPs need to attend Parliament and they can not travel by train always". Congress leader Rajni Patil said that she has given a notice in Parliament over the VVIP culture issue. As of now, everybody is angry. It is time to calm down.

On Sunday, Gaikwad, unapologetic from the beginning, threatened legal action against Air India and IndiGo for banning him. Sternly telling Sena MPs who had trooped to the well to return to their seats, she said, "Message achcha nahi ja raha hai (the message going out is not good)", she said. "Let the airline stop me from boarding its flight to Maharashtra's Pune city", he told the media.

Mr Agrawal was not allowed to raise the issue by deputy chairman P.J. Kurien on the ground that it pertained to a member of the other House.

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He is not one of the opposition leaders arrested Monday for inciting protest, but he predicts there will be more demonstrations. While the decision was likely taken by the current administration, Chan said it put Lam in a "rather embarrassing position".

The multi-pronged strategy is being considered after the flying ban on Gaikwad was raised in Parliament on Monday.

Meanwhile, Gaikwad's constituency observed a bandh to protest his "humiliation".

In Omerga towns in Osmanabad, the party called for complete shutdown and also held motorcycle rallies in support of its leader.

An official of an FIA member airline who did not want to be named said that every airline ticket sold clearly says that the airline can bar any passenger who is considered a safety risk.

Without revealing her identity, she told that Gaikwad was only trying to build pressure on senior officials. "I am with my family members.", he said over the phone, adding, "I have been asked to stay quiet".

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