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Airport strike: Venkaiah, Jogi face employees' ire

Striking employees at the airport deflated the tryes of former BJP President's vehicle.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 17:37 IST

Former BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday faced the ire of striking employees at the airportin New Delhiwhen they deflated the tyres of his vehicle and tried to block him from entering the terminal.

About a hundred protesters rushed towards Naidu's car as soon as it stopped in front of the domestic terminal at around 3 pm, apparently to surround him and stop him from proceeding to take his flight.

Sensing danger, the BJP leader rushed to the VIP terminal. Disappointed, the angry protestors, shouting anti-privatisation slogans, then deflated the tyres of his car.

However, security forces on duty denied to comment on the incident.

Earlier in the day, former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi also had to face a tough time when his car was stopped at the entrance by agitating workers. Security personnel had to escort him to the terminal gate.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 17:37 IST