JC Diwakar Reddy throws tantrum at Vishaka airport

Gladys Abbott
June 15, 2017

The TDP is a part of the NDA government and even more significantly, the civil aviation ministry is led by TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

The airline maintained that any untoward conduct which compromises the safety and security of passengers and staff is a serious concern. This is not the first time JC had stood in news for wrong reasons.

Telugu Desam Party lawmaker JC Diwakar Reddy reportedly created a ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport on Thursday morning after being denied a boarding pass for arriving late for his flight to Hyderabad. Earlier in 2016, Diwakar Reddy created ruckus at the Vijayawada Airport after arriving late. Yesterday, Raju Shetti, a parlimentarian from Maharashtra's Kolapur was left fuming when he missed his flight despite holding a boarding pass.

The staff members have complained to the authorities about the issue.

This latest case of VVIP tantrums started when J C Diwakar Reddy, Lok Sabha MP from Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh, reached less than 45 minutes before 6E 608 was supposed to take off. The Visakhapatnam airport director, when contacted by NDTV, said the incident was a matter between IndiGo staffers and the lawmaker.

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Responding Indigo said that it is now investigating the incident. According to the report, the Anantapur MP damaged the boarding pass printing machine at the airport counter.

Reddy is a repeat offender as he had previous year allegedly damaged furniture at Air India office at Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada after missing his flight for similar reasons.

Mr. Reddy flew into a rage and reportedly abused the airline staff, trying to push one of them and pull out a printer. "I reached the airport 30 minutes before the departure of the flight". About two years ago, a YSR Congress MP had slapped an Air India duty manager at Tirupati airport.

The ban was later lifted, after he issued an apology and an undertaking that such incidents would not recur.

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