He should apologise."I am not scared at all, either with Gaikwad or with the Shiv Sena."I have the tickets, they cant blacklist me.New Delhi: Coming out in defence of Ravindra Gaikwad, who manhandled an Air India staff, an air hostess of the national airlines who was an eye witness to the incident on Sunday said that the Shiv Sena MP was only trying to pull up the duty manager for his misdemeanour, adding that he had no intentions of throwing him down the ladder.The MP from Osmanabad in Maharashtra had earlier downplayed reports suggesting that Air India is considering banning him from boarding its flights. He wanted to speak to higher authority at the managerial level so that he can take up some issues with them which he was facing primarily, due to the boarding pass he had been issued, which was of J-class and he was given economy seat because the aircraft on that route is always economy."I will not apologise."I dont think he was about to throw him (duty manager) off.
The air hostess said that the Shiv Sena MP had no intentions of throwing the duty manager down the ladder. I will board the Delhi-Pune Air India flight this evening. Whereupon the MP took out his slipper and was about to hit him and tried to take law in his hand by taking him towards the ladder," she added. How can they not allow me?" he said."That is the time when I barged in because I knew he wouldnt hit me because some time back he had called me sister and he was showing sympathy towards all women employees," she said. My colleagues told me that I had held his hand and stopped him from hitting Sukumar further," she added. The conversation led to an argument which ultimately led to physical entanglement between the two men.Earlier, the Centre also took cognizance of the incident and assured a thorough probe into the matter."I was not scared of Mr.The air hostess said Gaikwad was very courteous to the crew and there was no sign of his being violent onboard or no expectation that he would become violent later on.The air hostess further said that she intervened because she wasnt scared of Gaikwad. So, this discrepancy led to an argument with the ground staff and the MP concerned," the air hostess said. It was not my fault, it was his fault.."The only thing is that he was not willing to get off the plane even after being pursued by background and commercial staff. He was just trying to pull that person up for his misdemeanour and put China dx cooling unit Manufacturers pressure so that senior officials come and hear out all his concerns," she added. I have been serving public and have also faced many who get irritated on such issues. First ask him to apologise then we will see," Gaikwad told the media. Its a common thing for me," he added."He (duty manager) was pretty much honest to his job but somewhere something went wrong in his communication and probably, the MP took also took it in wrong way.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 air hostess further informed that on Gaikwads demand to meet senior official, the duty manager, Sukumar onboard came to meet him.Sukumar, who was assaulted by Gaikwad, yesterday asserted that the elected representatives need to behave in a decent manner. Gaikwad because he was particularly nice to me