New Delhi: Comedian Kunal Kamra accosted Arnab Goswami during a flight and made a video of it.
In the video posted by Kamra on his Twitter handle, Goswami can be seen avoiding his questions and comments.
He also tweeted, “Met Arnab Goswami on a flight & gave him a monologue about his ‘journalism’”.
In another tweet, he wrote, “To all you ‘Nationalists’,
A member of the Anti-national club approached Arnab for a dialogue, he could educate me better on national interests & how I should keep nation first… instead of that he chose to watch some shitty movie & not engage.
Arnab your mask is off…”
Narrating the entire incident, Kamra wrote that he met Arnab Goswami and politely asked the journalist to have a conversation. However, Arnab pretended to be on phone call, he added.
Kamra further said that despite waiting for the call to end, the journalist refused to reply to his questions, instead called him ‘mentally unstable’.
IndiGo bans Kamra
Taking action against Kamra, IndiGo banned Kamra from flying in its airline for six months.
The company tweeted, “@MoCA_GoI @HardeepSPuri In light of the recent incident on board 6E 5317 from Mumbai to Lucknow, we wish to inform that we are suspending Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with IndiGo for a period of six months, as his conduct onboard was unacceptable behaviour.
Hereby, we wish to advise our passengers to refrain from indulging in personal slander whilst onboard, as this can potentially compromise the safety of fellow passengers.”
Responding to the ban, Kamra tweeted, “Thank you Indigo a six month suspension is honestly very kind of you… Modiji might be suspending Air India forever.”.