New Delhi: A VVIP, who reached late for his Air India flight at New Delhi airport, quietly returned back home much to the shock of the airlines ground staff.
Apparently, the politician (name not revealed on request) is notorious for reaching late at the airport and causing ruckus when told about reporting rules for domestic flights.
Faking News reporter spoke to the Airport Ground Staff Manager Dilpreet Chadha.
“He is never on time for the flight. On one occasion, his cronies misbehaved with our ground staff. I myself have been slapped on several occasions by him and just to be safe I have started wearing a helmet. But I was shocked today when he arrived at the airport and even without taking his boarding pass, quietly turned around and walked away. We were clueless as to what triggered the sudden change in behavior,” said Mr. Chadha, with a puzzled look on his face.
Sources close to the politician have revealed that the VVIP, though late for the flight, was confident of making a last minute entry till he spotted NewsHour anchor Arnab Goswami sitting in the departure lounge.
“Bhaiyyaji always has his way at the airport. No security personnel ever frisked him and if anyone dares to, have been slapped. But that day Bhaiyyaji broke into sweat. His blood pressure suddenly dropped and we had to take him to the hospital. His speech was incoherent and all we could hear him say was ‘Arnab …Arnab..Arnab’,” said Bachu Yadav, who was accompanying the VVIP.
Mr. Yadav also said that the VVIP is currently recovering in the ICU of AIIMS as a battery of top doctors is closely monitoring his condition.
Meanwhile, the news of ‘a rogue VVIP turning polite’ had many airports scrambling to install life size cut-outs of Arnab Goswami inside the premises.
“No one can deny the Arnab effect. We are planning to have wax statues of the news anchor in different positions at the departure as well as arrival terminals. In fact, our HR has been instructed to hire cabin crew that bears resemblance to the news anchor,” said the Chief Airport Manager of Bengaluru airport, as he removed the bubble-wrap of Arnab’s wax statue, meant for his own cabin.