DGCA to probe snag hit flight carrying Rahul Gandhi

Kenny Tucker
April 28, 2018

In Karnataka, the electoral battled is between the ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party said it will ensure the IT sector's contribution to the state's economy will increase from $60 billion to $300 billion in the next five years.

"Today Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other passengers were travelling by special flight from Delhi to Hubli".

PM Modi called Rahul Gandhi soon after the latter's flight landed on Thursday evening.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made yet another attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving hugs to foreign leaders and dignitaries by saying that there were "some things a hug can buy", but for United States visas "you're on your own".

He targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, "The prime minister guaranteed a corruption-free government and you can see one scam after another, whether it's Amit Shah's son or Nirav Modi".

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He said that Mr. Gandhi had stated that the manifesto was "Man Ki Baat" (talk from the mind) of people.

He said a complaint was submitted to the director general of police (DGP), Karnataka, urging him to look into all aspects of the "serious, horrific incident", including foul play, if any.

Alleging "intentional tampering" with aircraft, the Congress party yesterday demanded a probe into the "suspicious and faulty performance" of the 10-seater Falcon 2000. Autopilot failures are not uncommon", a senior DGCA official said, adding, "DGCA investigates any issue with all flights, including those incidents of planes flying VVIP, thoroughly. "It was then informed that the auto-pilot had failed, also the radars of the flight had partially failed".

Elections to the 225-seat Karnataka Assembly are scheduled for May 12. The counting of votes will take place on May 15, 2018. The BJP, on the other hand, is trying hard to oust the Siddaramaiah government.

"Contrary to pre-poll surveys, Karnataka won't have a hung Assembly and people would give a convincing victory to the BJP".

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