Ravindra Vishwanath Gaikwad is a power of jerk member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Osmanabad constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Shiv Sena political party. He was a two time MLA from Osmanabad constituency. He has also been the Chairman of Killari Sugar Factory. His major work has been creation of lakes to over come the drought problem in the area. He has also contributed majorly in setting up numerous substations in the constituency to over come the electricity problems. He is a director on the agriculture board committee in the Central Government of India. On 23rd March, 2017, while travelling to Delhi from Pune,he was accused of hitting an Air India staff with his shoe 25 times and attempting to throw him out of the plane. This led to sparks across the Indian media and also his political party, Shiv Sena. This act led all of the Indian Airline companies to impose an No-Fly ban on him. He mentioned that he is not a BJP member to tolerate the scolding. Delhi police filed two criminal charges on him: one for hitting the government staff on duty and the other for taking the plane ransom without departing from the plane. The Indian media claimed he was in the eye of a row in 2014 for allegedly trying to force-feed a Muslim caterer during the fasting month of Ramzan.
He has various criminal charges against him which include voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servants from duty, criminal intimidation and rioting among others.