New Delhi, Apr 26:
Rahul Gandhi tweeted this morning that his special flight to Bihar’s Patna was forced to return to Delhi because of engine trouble and also posted a video. The Congress president said the snag meant his election rallies in Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra would be delayed.
“Engine trouble on our flight to Patna today! We’ve been forced to return to Delhi. Today’s meetings in Samastipur (Bihar), Balasore (Orissa) & Sangamner (Maharashta) will run late. Apologies for the inconvenience (sic),” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
The Congress party had complained to the state police, alleging that the incident raised questions of “intentional tampering to endanger the life of passengers”.This is not the first time a plane carrying Rahul Gandhi has faced technical snag as last year a Delhi-Hubli flight had to make a rough landing.
In April last year, ahead of the Karnataka assembly election, Rahul Gandhi and four passengers on a chartered flight from Delhi to Karnataka got a major scare after the aircraft reportedly developed “multiple faults”, triggering a complaint to seek a probe to determine if there was any “intentional tampering” of the aircraft.