Rejected by airlines, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad travels via road to Delhi

On Tuesday, Gaikwad's secretary had booked two open airline tickets on Air India flights to Delhi, one from Mumbai and other from Hyderabad. The airline, however, cancelled both the tickets.

Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad, who came into the spotlight after assaulting an Air India staffer, is now traveling to Delhi by road for the ongoing Parliament session. Following the controversy, Gaikwad was barred from flying by a majority of India's airline operators.

This information about him traveling by road was confirmed to India Today by MP Gaikwad's close friend in Umarga town.

On Tuesday, Gaikwad's secretary had booked two open airline tickets on Air India flights to Delhi, one from Mumbai and other from Hyderabad. The airline, however, cancelled both the tickets.

Later it also came to light that the Gaikwad had three rail tickets booked on the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Exress but he did not turn up on the said train.

According to information from sources, Gaikwad along with his wife began his road journey to Delhi from Pune on Tuesday afternoon he is expected to arrive in Delhi at 4 pm today.

"Gaikwad is reaching Delhi by car today but will not attend the day's proceedings of the Lok Sabha," news agency PTI reported.

Furthermore, he is likely to attend tomorrow's Lok Sabha session only if Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray tells him to do so.