Modi's slogan Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas on a litmus test
New Delhi: The assaulting of duty officer of an airline by Shiv Sena member of the Lok Sabha,
ravindra Gaikwad, is a test case for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If no action is taken against the law-breaker it will be an evidence to prove that his slogan, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas is empty one.
The incident had taken place on Thursday, four days ago, and the First Information Report (FIR) was lodged in the case the next day. Attempt to murder is one of the charges levelled against him which is a non-bailable offence.
But the Mananiya whom one national daily has described as " rogue" has been moving freely so far and bragging at different places of his choice that he hit the officer with his Chappal not once or twice but more than 20 times.
And, as always, the other Manniyas find nothing wrong with it . His party men have gone a step ahead in brazenness and demanding action against the officer who was assaulted on duty which is also an offence in the eyes of the law.
At least two members of parliament, one belonging to the Samajwadi Party and the other to his party, have demanded removal of the ban on future airline tickets to him. How can an MP always travel in a train? they have asked.
What all these members have sought to convey is that a member is above all the rest in the country when none else but the PM himself says that he is a Pradhan Sevak .
There is a still some hope of action against him left as the minister for civil aviation A G Raju has told the House that aboard an aircraft every passenger is equal and that no one has got the right to misbehave with a staff on duty.
The ban may be lifted if he apologies but action should be taken against him as per the provisions in the Indian Penal Code.