DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran in a tweet thread narrated how he bumped into his parliamentary colleague and BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy – and why he thought it was an fascinating meet. The DMK chief titled the thread “A Flight to Remember.”
Mr Maran had boarded an IndiGo flight to go from Delhi to Chennai, after attending a gathering of the parliamentary estimates committee. Soon, somebody got here to talk with him.
“‘So you might be touring on this flight as properly!’ mentioned an individual dressed within the Captain’s uniform. I couldn’t acknowledge him together with his masks on, though his voice sounded acquainted. I nodded my head, nonetheless questioning who it might be. He checked out me and his eyes gave away the smile behind the masks. ‘So you do not acknowledge me!'” Mr Maran tweeted.
“I realised then that it was none apart from my colleague, senior Member of Parliament and former Union Minister – my excellent buddy Thiru @RajivPratapRudy Just two hours in the past, he and I had been a part of intense discussions on the Estimates Committee and now I could not ‘t consider my eyes, seeing his transformation from a politician to a pilot,” Mr Maran tweeted.
“How usually does a sitting Member of Parliament captain a industrial flight? I’m certain I might be speaking about this for a very long time. Thank you Captain @RajivPratapRudy MP for flying us safely from Delhi to Chennai!” the DMK chief tweeted.
I used to be pleasantly stunned and informed Rudyji that I could not consider that he was going to be the captain flying us from Delhi to Chennai. He laughed and mentioned “Yes, I observed that you simply did not acknowledge me, I fly often!”
— Dayanidhi Maran (@Dayanidhi_Maran) July 13, 2021
Mr Rudy flies Airbus A320-321. He was Civil Aviation Minister in 2003. This is his fourth time period as an MP within the Lok Sabha, along with having been elected twice to the Rajya Sabha from his residence state, Bihar.
Mr Rudy was the primary elected MLA from Bihar’s Taraiya seat when he was solely 27 years previous within the Nineties. He has served in a number of organizational roles within the BJP, together with nationwide normal secretary.
An avid aviator, Mr Rudy on his web site says, “Other aircrafts I’ve flown embrace Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter plane, Grippen and the Rafale fighter.”