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MP to take up pilot's 'misbehaviour'

PTI  Thiruvananthapuram, April 08, 2008
First Published: 17:51 IST(8/4/2008) | Last Updated: 18:11 IST(8/4/2008)

Irked over the 'rude' behaviour of an Indian Airlines pilot towards him, Rajya Sabha member PV Abdul Wahab said he would take up the issue with the Privileges Committee of Parliament.


"If this is the kind of treatment that a parliament member has to face then what would be the experience of the common man," local media quoted Wahab as saying in Dubai on Tuesday.

Wahab would also raise the matter in Parliament's Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation in which he is a member, reports said.

The MP, a leading entrepreneur and Muslim League leader, denied the contention of the airline officials that he had arrived at Kozhikode airport late and had caused the flight to be delayed on Monday.

Wahab and his wife came out of the Indian Airlines flight to Kochi after the pilot of the aircraft allegedly spoke to him rudely.

Wahab, who was planning to catch a connecting flight to Dubai, flew by another direct flight to the Gulf cancelling his programme in Kochi. An airline official however denied that the pilot had used rude language towards the MP.

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