When One MP Piloted Another: Dayanidhi Maran Recounts Meeting With Colleague Rajiv Pratap Rudy

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DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran in a tweet thread narrated how he ran into his parliamentary colleague & BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy & why he thought it was an interesting meet. The DMK leader titled the thread "A Flight to Remember”. Maran had boarded an IndiGo flight to go from Delhi to Chennai, after attending a meeting of the parliamentary estimates committee. Soon, someone came to speak with him. “I realised then that it was none other than my colleague, senior Member of Parliament and former Union Minister - my very good friend Thiru @RajivPratapRudy Just two hours ago, he and I were part of intense discussions at the Estimates Committee and now I couldn't believe my eyes, seeing his transformation from a politician to a pilot,” Dayanidhi Maran, DMK MP Tweeted. Rudy flies Airbus A320-321. He was Civil Aviation Minister in 2003. This is his fourth term as an MP in the Lok Sabha, in addition to having been elected twice to the Rajya Sabha from his home state, Bihar. Rudy was first elected MLA from Bihar's Taraiya seat when he was only 27 years old in the 1990s. He has served in several organisational roles in the BJP, including national general secretary. An avid aviator, Rudy on his website says, "Other aircrafts I have flown include Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft, Grippen and the Rafale fighter.”

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