Backing party MP Ravindra Gaikwad following his dispute with an Air India employee, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on 30 March dubbed the national carrier a 'mafia goon' over their decision to ban Gaikwad.
"Company's behavior is that of mafia goons, their dictatorship will not last long," Raut told media.
Raut asked that when terrorists, underworld dons and corrupt people travel freely on airlines why has Gaikwad been banned even before the judgement has come.
"They should not have banned him, terrorist, underworld dons, and corrupt people can travel freely so,why is a minister being banned, even before the judgment," he said.
Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul on Wednesday moved a notice on the Gaikwad issue in the Lok Sabha.
Gaikwad has submitted a complaint against Air India before the Delhi Police, alleging that he was pushed and yelled upon.
In his complaint, Gaikwad, who allegedly manhandled an Air India staffer, said he was made to travel by Air India in economy class inspite of having a business class ticket.
Air India and six private airlines banned the 56-year-old MP from flying after he refused to apologise for the incident that triggered nationwide outrage.