Fadnavis denies charges that he had delayed AI flight


Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has denied allegations that he have delayed the Air India flight to the US, and has said that reports in this regard were “misleading” and he will initiating “criminal defamation” proceedings when he returns to India.

Fadnavis who is on a week-long trip to America tweeted, “Enough is enough. Once I m back to India I will initiate proceedings of criminal defamation,” However, he did not specify against whom he plans to take legal action.

He said, “If at all any report that has been submitted states that I refused to travel without my delegation then it is a blatant lie, because passengers sitting beside & behind me are witness that I was sitting quietly waiting for departure. Not even once I asked to offload me.”

The incident took place on Monday when the Maharashtra CM was leaving on a week-long visit to the US along with industries minister Subhash Desai, chief secretary Swadheen Kshatriya and Principal secretary Pravin Pardeshi.