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WATCH: In Two Perfect Words, AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi Demolishes Mehbooba Mufti's Stand On Air India's 'Jai Hind' Mandate

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • With the controversy over Mehbooba Mufti's sarcastic tweet over Air India's announcement where it said that the crew will have to say 'Jai Hind after every flight announcement where alleged the chant was being politicised, comes a befitting reply to her remark.

After the controversy over Mehbooba Mufti's sarcastic tweet over Air India's announcement where it said that the crew will have to say "Jai Hind" after every flight announcement where alleged the chant was being politicised, AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi has given a perfect reply to her remark which demolishes her line of thinking.

Mufti who has taken a pro-Pakistan line applauding PM Imran Khan and Pakistan and mouthing his line of having talks on terror, had said about the new rule for AI crew that, "Little surprise that with General Elections around the corner, the josh of patriotism hasn’t even spared the skies".

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AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi was asked on Tuesday about his take on Mufti's comment.

After being explained the entire controversy, he had just two words explaining his view.

"My take is - Jai Hind."

Air India announced that the crew will have to say "Jai Hind" after every flight announcement "with much fervor".

"With immediate effect, all (crew) are required to announce 'Jai Hind' at the end of every announcement after a slight pause and much fervour," stated the advisory issued by Amitabh Singh, Director Operations, Air India on Monday.

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The advisory has been marked to all crew members of the cash-strapped carrier. During his first stint as Air India's Chairman and Managing Director, Ashwani Lohani had issued a similar direction to pilots in May 2016. According to officials, the current advisory is a "reminder" to the staff, in line with the "mood of the nation".

"The captain of a flight should often connect with passengers during the journey and, at the end of the first address, using the words 'Jai Hind' would make a tremendous impact," Lohani said in a communication to his staff in May 2016.

Last month, the central government called back retired technocrat Lohani to head the carrier as chairman and managing director for a second time within two years. 

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