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Shiv Sena not to attend NDA meet if flying ban on Ravindra Gaikwad is not revoked

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New Delhi: The Shiv Sena has threatened that it will not attend the 10 April NDA meeting if the flying ban on its MP Ravindra Gaikwad, imposed by domestic airlines, after he beat up an Air India officer, is not revoked.

Party sources, however, said the travel ban is likely to be revoked today.

Addressing a news conference, party MP Sanjay Raut said there has been a conspiracy behind the ban and the party will expose it at an appropriate time. “We will not attend the NDA meeting on 10 April if the travel ban on Gaikwad is not revoked,” Raut said, noting that this is an “instruction from party chief Uddhav Thackeray”.

Also Read: Ravindra Gaikwad flying ban: Govt says it will find amicable solution soon

Earlier in the day, the Lok Sabha witnessed chaos as Shiv Sena members, including Union minister Anant Geete, surrounded civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju after he refused to heed to their demand for revoking the flying ban.

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