The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to investigate the allegations that Punjab CM was removed from a flight with a destination of Delhi at Frankfurt airport in Germany because he was "drunk".
New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to investigate the allegations that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was removed from a flight with a destination of Delhi at Frankfurt airport in Germany because he was “drunk”.
Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “This incident took place on international land. We must be sure to confirm the facts. It is the duty of Lufthansa to provide this fact. I’ll certainly check the matter based on requests sent to me, I will check into it without any doubt.
A political uproar occurred after news broke out on Monday that Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was removed from a Frankfurt-Delhi flight because the Punjab CM was “too inebriated to walk”. The Lufthansa aircraft was delayed as well due to Mann’s act.
Later, the German airline clarified that the delay was caused by “a delayed inbound flight and an aircraft change.”
However, the opposition triggered gunfire on Mann. The Shiromani Akali Dal and the Punjab Congress had alleged that Mann was removed from the Lufthansa flight because of being drunk and unable to walk
“Disturbing media reports quoting co-passengers say Pb CM @BhagwantMann was deplaned from a Lufthansa flight as he was too drunk to walk. And it led to a 4-hour flight delay. He missed AAP’s national convention. “These reports have embarrassed & shamed Punjabis all over the globe,” SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia tweeted.
However, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang has made it clear that all allegations are baseless and bogus, and has accused the opposition of spreading negative propaganda in order to defame the Punjab CM.