New Delhi: DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran was going from New Delhi to Chennai by IndiGo flight, when he had no idea that his journey was going to be very special. Actually he was shocked to see his pilot in the plane. He could not believe that this pilot was none other than BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Maran called it a memorable flight.
Maran has shared the experience of the journey on Twitter. He writes, ‘I boarded an Indigo flight from Delhi to Chennai after attending the Parliamentary Committee meeting. I was in the first row and the crew announced that boarding was complete. Then a person in the captain’s dress asked – So you are also traveling in this flight.
A Flight to remember.
July 13, 2021
I boarded the Indigo flight 6E864 from Delhi to Chennai after attending a meeting of the parliamentary Estimates Committee. I happened to sit in the first row, as the crew declared that the boarding had completed.
— Dayanidhi Maran (@Dayanidhi_Maran) July 13, 2021
Maran further wrote, ‘I shook my head but could not recognize who it was. He looked at me and his eyes were giving the impression of a smile from behind the mask. Then he said – so you do not recognize me! I then came to know that it was none other than my colleague, senior MP and former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy who is a very good friend of mine.
Maran writes on Twitter, “Just 2 hours ago he and I were involved in an intense discussion of the Estimates Committee and now I can’t believe my eyes seeing him in the role of Captain from an MP.’ He wrote, ‘All I can say is that it is an honor for me that I was on a flight whose captain is my good friend and colleague. Rudy ji was also a minister of state when my father was the commerce minister at the Centre. Let us tell you that Rajiv Pratap Rudy is a BJP MP from Chhapra seat of Bihar. He has also been the Minister of Civil Aviation and is also a commercial pilot.