Mumbai: The tough sounding Central government on Friday bowed in front of the threats by Shiv Sena. Air India has lifted flying ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. This comes a day after when Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju on Thursday had refused to lift ban saying that "passenger safety" was paramount for the government. Shiv Sena MP annat geete had charged at the minister for refusal.
However, a day later things changed. The Shiv Sena threat to disrupt flights and boycott NDA meeting seems to have worked. After taking a tough stand against Gaikwad, Air India lifted the ban on Friday hiding behind an apology letter from Gaikwad. "In a letter dated April 6 addressed to Civil Aviation minister, he(Gaikwad) has conveyed his regrets for the unfortunate incident," Air India said on Friday.