Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, banned by airlines after assaulting an Air India staffer, on Thursday tendered apology to the Parliament and said he is a victim of justice.
"I am a victim of injustice, what is my mistake. The employee was shouting at me. When I told that I am an MP, the Air India employees said 'so what you are not Narendra Modi'," Gaikwad said in Parliament.
"They misbehaved with me. I can show you clippings as proof," he said.
"I apologise to the Parliament if I've caused any hurt, but not to the Air India official," he added.
Gaikwad said that the media has presented a lopsided version of events. "There was an attempt to spread wrong information about me," he said.
The manager he beat up has said that the MP refused to exit the plane for nearly an hour, keeping more than 100 passengers waiting for their next flight.
Demanding tough action against Air India and other airlines for banning Shiv Sena MPs disrupted the Parliament proceedings and demanded a discussion on the issue in the House.
Chanting anti-Air India slogans, Shiv Sena MPs demanded a discussion on the issue in the House to push for its demand to revoke the flying ban against Gaikwad.
Earlier Shiv Sena MPs had approached Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju seeking his intervention into the matter, but they failed to get any assurance from him.
The goon MP had on March 23 assaulted an Air India staffer for seat issues. Air India and four other airlines had banned Ravindra Gaikwad from their flights.