Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, on Friday alleged that India’s national carrier, Air India, had blocked him on Twitter.
Taking to microblogging site, Abdullah said, “Look what I found, quite by chance. I’ve been blocked by @airindiain. ?”
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 20, 2017
Abdullah had in the past criticised Air India questioning its decision to serve vegetarian meals on short-duration flights.
Not so long ago, Air India was declared third worst airlines after Israeli carrier El Al and Iceland-based Icelandair. in a report on airlines on time performance (OTP) published by a flight tracking and mentoring services provider Flightstats.
In a strongly worded letter, Air India had refuted the report arguing that the data presented in the report also led one to “speculate” of the “intentions” behind the entire exercise.
“Air India strongly contest the data shared and veracity of the report… Air India will take a strong action and leave no stone unturned to ascertain and bring to light any biased or malicious intent to spoil Air India’s image,” the airline said in the letter.
Twitter users reacted in shock to Abdullah being blocked by Air India.
Here are some of the reactions;
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) January 20, 2017
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) January 20, 2017
@abdullah_omar Without so much as a ‘Final call before doors close’ warning?! The tragedy of it all!
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) January 20, 2017
— Sunil (@SunnyDays_s05) January 20, 2017
— EverOptimistic ☺ (@kuldeepattree) January 20, 2017