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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad buys a hot air balloon

07, Apr 2017 By Sandeep Kadian

Mumbai: Frustrated with the repeated cancellation of his ticket by Air India, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has decided to buy a hot air balloon. Ever since Mr. Gaikwad beat up an Air India staff member with his chappal, all airlines have put a flight ban on him. Now with his own hot air balloon, Mr. Gaikwad will travel freely from Mumbai to Delhi.

Hot air balloon
Mr. Gaikwad on his way to Delhi

Being a member of the Parliament, Mr. Gaikwad was repeatedly required to go the national capital and he was finding it difficult to do that with his flight ban. Now he is confident that he can execute his duties with the help of his balloon.

Confirming his new purchase, Mr. Gaikwad said ,”Yes I have bought a new hot air balloon. I got the idea when I read somewhere that all Shiv Sena MPs are full of hot air. Now with my balloon, I will be able to fly, and will travel freely from Mumbai to Delhi so take that Air India! Now try and stop me from flying.”

“Traveling via train or road is very stressful over this distance so I needed to fly. Initially I thought about buying my own plane, taking flying lessons, and fly the plane myself. Nut then I gave up the idea when someone mentioned to me that the ground staff at airports is also pretty mad at me. I thought about working as a parliamentarian from a remote location, like Tendulkar and Rekha, but my conscience didn’t allow me to do that. Finally, I have found the perfect solution. I retain my ego, I don’t have to apologize, and I can keep executing my duties”, Mr. Gaikwad added.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sainiks who were headed to the Mumbai airport to dig up the runways, have been told to return by the party high command since they no longer need to fight with the aviation ministry.