Air India lifts ban on Shiv Sena MP

Air India on Friday lifted its ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, whose flight bookings had been cancelled repeatedly after he assaulted an officer of the national carrier last month.

Official sources told IANS that the ban was lifted after the Civil Aviation Ministry wrote to the airline, a day after Gaikwad expressed “regrets” over the March 23 incident.

The sources said the Ministry took the decision after the MP assured that such incidents won’t be repeated.