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IndiGo, AI lift ban on TDP MP Reddy accused of creating ruckus at airport

Last month, Reddy got into a verbal spat with IndiGo ground staff at Visakhapatnam airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Diwakar, Diwakar Reddy, J C Diwakar Reddy, TDP MP, TDP
TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy

IndiGo on Wednesday lifted its fly ban on MP Diwakar Reddy imposed last month for alleged aggressive and abusive behaviour against its staff.

Air India, too, said that it is lifting the ban on the MP.


"The issue is amicably resolved and IndiGo has decided to lift the said ban with immediate effect. Mr Reddy is withdrawing the case he has filed," an IndiGo spokesperson said today.

The move comes a day after the High issued "urgent notices" to several airlines, the ministry of civil aviation, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on a filed by MP J challenging the ban.

The decision taken by IndiGo followed a meeting between its officials and Diwakar Reddy today.

An spokesperson said the airline has also decided to lift the ban.

Soon after IndiGo announced its decision on June 15 to not fly the MP, other airlines had followed suit.

Last month, Reddy got into a verbal spat with IndiGo ground staff at Visakhapatnam airport and threw a printer kept at the airline's counter after he was informed that boarding for his flight to had closed.

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