Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on BJP leader Tejaswi Surya opening the emergency door of an Indigo plane: “It’s important to look at the facts. The door was opened by him by mistake when the flight was on the ground. After all checks, the flight was allowed to take off. He also apologised for the mistake.”
IndiGo in a statement said that a passenger travelling on Flight 6E 7339 from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli on December 10 accidentally opened the emergency exit during the boarding process. The passenger apologised for the action. As per Standard Operating Procedure, the aircraft underwent mandatory engineering checks which led to delayed departure.
The Congress targeted the BJP’s Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejaswi Surya, amid reports that the passenger, who accidentally opened the emergency exit of the plane was in fact the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha chief. It has also questioned why the government kept the incident hidden for so long. So far, neither Surya nor his office have responded to the allegations.