Anantapur, June 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday expressed unhappiness over the behavior of his TDP’s parliamentarian J.C. Diwakar Reddy, who created ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport.
On a visit to Anantapur, the Lok Sabha constituency represented by Diwakar Reddy, Naidu, who is also the Telugu Desam Party’s President, said his behaviour brought bad name to the party.
According to TDP sources, Naidu, during a meeting with the TDP leaders of Anantapur district on Saturday, said leaders in public life should exercise restraint.
However, he did not say what action party propose to take against Diwakar Reddy, whose behavior has also caused embarrassment to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, also a TDP MP.
Reddy had shouted at IndiGo officials, tried to throw a printer on the floor and pushed a senior airline official after he was denied boarding pass for reporting late for his flight from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad.
The 73-year-old Lok Sabha member, however, later flew by the same flight as he had reportedly sought intervention of Raju, who was present at the airport. He told the minister that he had been at the airport for an hour but was denied boarding pass.
Raju denied helping the MP and clarified that he had only asked the airport director to look into the matter by examining CCTV footage.
The minister hinted that Reddy lied to him as the CCTV footage showed he arrived late.
IndiGo barred Reddy from flying on its flights. Other domestic airlines also banned him.
Even as the debate was on over the unruly behaviour of the MP, he left abroad along with his family on a vacation. His brother J. C. Prabhakar Reddy confirmed that he left on Friday night. He, however, did not disclose the destination or the international carrier he used for flying.