BJP MP from Karnataka, Tejasvi Surya is facing online ridicule for allegedly opening an emergency exit on board before the plane’s takeoff from Chennai airport claims a co-passenger. The incident occurred last month, and Tejasvi’s act reportedly led to a delay of the flight by two hours.
The said airline took no action against the perpetrator and was let off with a mere apology.
Several media channels reported the incident without naming the Karnataka MP, while others reported that the exit window opened “accidentally” and opened only “slightly”
CNN News 18 reported the emergency exit “accidentally” opened only because Surya was “lightly resting his hand on the door”.