Why must I apologise: Kerala MP

  • Ramesh Babu, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2008 01:22 IST

Muslim League MP Abdul Wahab, who is in the eye of a storm over his reported remark against an Air India pilot, says he does not intend to apologise to the agitating pilots and is determined to go ahead with his plan to move a privilege motion against the pilot.

Terming pilot Rajat Rana’s claim a “studded lie” the MP said he had never entered the cockpit to argue with him.
“Different channels competed among themselves to portray me a villain,” he told Hindustan Times. A frequent flier, he said, he never had such a bitter experience before. “I haven’t done anything wrong. I intervened only when the airport manager was humiliated in front of me. After my wife and I sat in our seats, there was the captain’s announcement that he wouldn’t fly until the ‘troublesome passenger’ was offloaded. We immediately got down to avoid inconvenience to other passengers. The flight was delayed for another 15 minutes to retrieve my luggage,” he explained.

“I was at the airport by 7. 55 am for the flight, which was scheduled to leave Kozhikode at 8:55 am...,” he added.
“The pilot was very rude. He told me I could run the country, not the aircraft. That angered me,” he explained.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

MP to take up pilot
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome