National carrier Air India is known for its rather callous attitude towards passengers, and the latest to bear the brunt of it is union minister Venkaiah Naidu.

Naidu had to cancel his visit to Hyderabad after his AI flight was delayed because there was no pilot. The senior BJP leader was scheduled to visit Hyderabad for a meeting on Tuesday afternoon. A statement by Air India later said the pilot was stuck in a traffic jam and thus couldn’t report on time.

A furious Naidu expressed his ire over the airline through a series of tweets, slamming the government carrier for its uncaring attitude towards the customers. 

Here’s what Naidu said on Twitter

The Union minister’s tweet immediately evoked a reaction from Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju who said that the department has ordered inquiry into the incident.

India Today reported that the flight on which Naidu was scheduled to go eventually took off at 2:28 PM. 

But by then Naidu had returned home. 

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