Saturday, December 06, 2008

Kerala MPs hold up plane, keep passengers waiting

At a time when the nation expects confidence from its leaders, two CPI-M) MPs have done just the opposite. Varkala Radhakrishnan and KS Manoj refused to deplane when Flight IC 465 from Delhi to Trivandrun developed a technical snag.
Other passengers were also held up because the alternate aircraft did not take off without the two VIPs.
They have sought an assurance from the government that a new aircraft will be put on this route.
The flight eventually took off without two ministers on board.  In November, a complaint was lodged against RJD MP Akhilesh Prasad for assaulting an airline staff who refused him permission to board a flight after he reported late.