February 22, 2024 4:31 pm

Lufthansa: ‘Inebriated’ passenger didn’t delay Bhagwant Mann’s flight, says airline

After being subjected to the faux pas in Germany — first about a German automaker setting up a plant in Punjab, and later about Bhagwant Mann’s delayed return to India from an official trip there — the AAP government launched a firefighting operation today.

According to Lufthansa Airlines, they didn’t delay their flight due to inebriated passengers, but instead due to a delayed inbound flight and a change of aircraft.

Since yesterday, the government had been scrambling to respond to Opposition claims that Mann was deplaned due to his alleged “inebriated” condition on Saturday night. In yesterday’s din of charges by the Opposition, the government’s explanation that the CM could not board the flight due to his sudden illness was lost.

Despite the government’s final offensive, the Leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa sent a letter to the Union Minister of Civil Aviation asking for an investigation, stating, “The incident has nothing to do with any individual, but involves Mann’s office”.

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