Air India flight row: Civil Aviation Ministry gives clean chit to Kiren Rijiju

Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday night said it has given a clean chit to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the Air India flight row

hidden July 03, 2015 21:24:38 IST
Air India flight row: Civil Aviation Ministry gives clean chit to Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday night said it has given a clean chit to Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the Air India flight controversy and the Prime Minister's Office has been apprised about it.

Air India flight row Civil Aviation Ministry gives clean chit to Kiren Rijiju

The Civil Aviation Ministry gave Kiren Rijiju a clean chit. PIB Image.

The Ministry has informed the PMO that Rijiju was not at "fault" for the delay in Air India's Leh-Delhi flight on 24 June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told PTI.

The PMO had on Thursday sought a report from the Civil Aviation Ministry on allegations that Union Minister Kiren Rijiju had caused inconvenience to passengers of Air India owing to his VIP status.

Air India flight from Leh to Delhi was delayed by about an hour and three members of a family were offloaded from the plane to accommodate Rijiju, his aide and J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh.

After the controversy erupted, Rijiju apologised had on Thursday. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju had also apologised for inconvenience caused to the passengers.

PTI

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