Dravida Munnetra MP Kazhagam Dayanidhi Maran recently met BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy and he has an interesting story to tell. Interestingly, this was not in Parliament where they met.
Maran, in a series of tweets, explained how an occasional flight from Delhi to Chennai turned into an “unforgettable flight” when he met his fellow parliamentarian and BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy on the plane.
The minister who boarded an Indigo flight after a parliamentary session was surprised to meet Rudy. The BJP MP was not another passenger, but the captain himself.
“So you are also traveling on this flight!” Said a person in the captain’s uniform. I couldn’t recognize him with his mask, although his voice sounded familiar. I nodded, still wondering who it could be, ”he wrote on Twitter.
“He looked at me and his eyes betrayed the smile behind the mask. “So you don’t recognize me!” he exclaimed, “he tweeted.
It wasn’t long before Maran recognized Rudy. On Twitter he wrote: “I then realized that it was none other than my colleague, senior member of parliament and former Union minister, my very good friend Thiru @RajivPratapRudy!
The DMK chief expressed his amusement over how the two ministers participated in intense discussions within the Estimates Committee hours before meeting again on the flight. “I couldn’t believe my eyes seeing his transformation from politician to pilot,” he wrote.
“I was pleasantly surprised and told Rudyji that I couldn’t believe he was going to be the captain taking us from Delhi to Chennai,” Maran tweeted, to which Rudy replied in appearance: “Yes, I noticed that recognize me, I fly frequently! ”
Maran, in his Twitter feed, expressed how honored he felt to be piloted by one of his good friends and colleague. “How often does a sitting MP run a commercial flight? I’m sure I’ll talk about this at length,” he tweeted.
“Thank you Captain @RajivPratapRudy MP for flying us safely from Delhi to Chennai!”
Rajiv Pratap Rudy was the former Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Skills Development in 2003 before becoming a Member of Parliament. He was only 27 years old when he was elected deputy of the seat of Bihar Taraiya.
He flies Airbus A320-321, and had previously flown Sukhoi 30-MKI, Grippen and Rafale fighter jets.
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