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Two JD(U) MPs sit on dharna at IGI after missing flight

Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 00:18

New Delhi: Two JD(U) MPs sat on a dharna
at Terminal 3 of IGI Airport here after the aircraft in which
they were to fly to Patna took off without taking them.

JD(U) MPs Sushil Kumar Singh and Kaushalendra Singh
sat on the dharna after Air India flight IC 415 flew to Patna
without taking them on board, airport sources said.
Though they checked in at the airline counter and took
their boarding passes, they did not turn up at the boarding
gate despite repeated announcements calling out to them, the
sources said.

The doors of the plane were closed ten minutes before
the scheduled departure time and the airline decided to leave
the duo behind, they said.

"As the MPs, after checking in, did not turn up at the
boarding gate, they were declared `gate no show`," an AI
spokesperson said.
The MPs were on dharna for about two hours demanding
that they be accommodated in another flight to Patna today.

However, as there were no scheduled flights for Patna
today, the national carrier accommodated them in a flight
scheduled for tomorrow.


First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 00:18
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