NEW DELHI, April 7 - Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who fell afoul of domestic airlines for assaulting an Air India employee, inviting a blanket ban on his air travel, can fly again, with the national carrier today lifting the restriction after he expressed regret.
In a sudden climbdown after combative Shiv Sena members disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings, the tough-talking MP from Maharashtra�s Osmanabad, had written a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju yesterday expressing �regret� over the �unfortunate incident�.
He had also virtually given an undertaking that there would be no repeat of the unsavoury incident and sought lifting of the ban.
An Air India spokesperson said the move follows a written order from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
The spokesperson said, �AI is committed to ensuring its employees are not assaulted or misbehaved with. We will take strong action to preserve dignity of our employees.� � PTI