Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who allegedly assaulted a senior Air India official, on Sunday, claimed that he was asked by a top party leader not to speak with the media over the issue.
Threatening legal action against the national carrier, the Parliamentarian said he has not gone into hiding and will be present in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
“A senior Sena leader ordered me not to speak with media till Wednesday (March 29) and so I am not coming before the media. I will come to Omerga on Tuesday and celebrate Marathi new year ‘Gudi Padwa’ with my family and Shiv Sainiks. I will then attend Lok Sabha session (in New Delhi) on Wednesday,” Gaikwad said.
The 57-year-old MP, who represents Osmanabad, however did not disclose his present location.
“I am not hiding and will speak to all after Wednesday,” he added.
Gaikwad had on Thursday abused and assaulted a 60-year-old duty manager of the national carrier with slippers over not being able to fly business class despite having boarded an all-economy Pune-New Delhi flight.
Following the incident, he was barred from flying by major domestic airlines.