TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy said that he would legally proceed against two Telugu news channels for calling him “Rowdy”. It may be noted that several media houses broadcasted the news of Reddy’s misdemeanor after he got into tussle with Indigo airline staff at Visakhapatnam airport in June. He is allegedly going to file a defamation case against the TV channels.
After IndiGo, AirIndia and SpiceJet revoked the ban. IndiGo in its official statement on Wednesday said, “Senior IndiGo officials today met Honourable Member of Parliament Diwakar Reddy, at a lunch hosted by senior Member of Parliament Y S Chaudhary, to resolve the issue of Honourable Member Diwakar Reddy’s ban on IndiGo flights. The issue is amicably resolved between the two and IndiGo has decided to lift the said ban with immediate effect and Reddy is withdrawing the case he has filed.”
It may be noted that Reddy filed a petition in High court citing his age and requesting a revoke of the ban. On Wednesday the High Court issued urgent notices to several airlines, Civil Aviation Ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The Federation of Indian Airlines was notified about the airline’s decision.