Person of the Week: Ravindra Gaikwad


Person of the Week: Ravindra Gaikwad

Illustration: Akshita Monga


n an incident that could only be termed “Bata ad-gone-wild”, a Shiv Sena MP hurled abuses at and hit a 60-year-old Air India employee with a chappal until the old man was left with his shirt torn and spectacles broken. Seeing further scope for making a fool of himself, the Parliamentarian – who has once force-fed a Muslim man on his Ramzan fast – went on to sit in the plane for 40 extra minutes, holding up the next flight, justifying his behaviour, and daring the staff to file cases against him.

All this because he was denied his birth right as an elected member of office, to sit in the comfy business-class section of the plane. Only, the plane didn’t even have a business-class section thus establishing that this man was not capable enough to read his airplane ticket let alone fix the state of Maharashtra’s most pressing issues.