New Delhi, April 22: Air Vistara on Sunday issued a clarification after facing flak from both supporters and critics of Major General (R) GD Bakshi. A political controversy erupted when the airlines tweeted a picture with Maj Gen (R) GD Bakshi After getting trolled by critics of the former General-rank officer, Vistara deleted the picture. However, after deleting the picture, the airlines faced an ire of supporters of Maj Gen (R) Bakshi. After the entire incident #BoycottVistara started to trend on Twitter. Gen GD Bakshi Blasts Karnataka Govt For 'Disrespecting' War Hero Col Ravindranath, Who Turned Kargil Battle Upside Down.
In the clarification, the airlines said, “Vistara routinely posts happy photos of our customers on board along with our crew. However, such a recent post generated numerous comments that we were disrespectful to all parties.” Vistara further added, “We do not want our platform to be disrespectful or hurtful to anyone. Our decision to remove the post was driven by the objective of deleting such comments." Vistara Offloads Passenger From Kolkata-Bound Flight at Delhi Airport as He Insisted on Smoking Onboard.
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Vistara tweeted the picture of Bakshi sitting in business class with two air hostesses posing behind him. The tweet read, “Honored to have Major General GD Bakshi (Retd.), a decorated Kargil war hero, onboard our flight today. Thank you Sir, for your service to the nation.” But after facing flak, the airlines deleted the picture. But this also invited another controversy, and netizens started attacking the airlines for deleting the picture.