Jet with Naidu, Pratap on board aborts take off after fuel warning

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 15:21 IST
File photo of Union minister Venkaiah Naidu. A private jet carrying Naidu and Rajiv Pratap Rudy aborted take off from the Delhi airport due to a “fuel warning”. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

A private jet plane carrying Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajiv Pratap Rudy aborted take off on Monday from the Delhi airport at the last minute due to a “fuel warning”.

The Hawker chartered aircraft was taxing and was about to take off when the fuel warning signal was triggered, forcing the pilot to abort the flight.

Naidu was on his way to Jaipur to file his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls.

“Both Naidu and Rudy are safe. They were delayed by about two hours,” BJP sources said.

Naidu, along with Rudy, had to take another flight to reach Jaipur for filing his nomination papers.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje was waiting for Naidu at Jaipur airport to accompany the Union minister for filing papers.

BJP has nominated Naidu as the party’s candidate for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, where the party enjoys a majority.

Tuesday is the last date for filing nominations for the elections to Rajya Sabha, polling for which will be held on June 11.

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