The aviation sector and India Airlines have been making news for quite some time now but not for good.
Where people are still trying to sink in the news of Jet Airways shutting down, #BoycottVistara has been trending on Twitter for the last 24 hours.
Why has it been trending? Air Vistara has posted a picture on Twitter of its staff with Major General (retired) G.D. Bakshi that was deleted following the heat of desi Netizens only to create more havoc.
Sharing the picture Vistara Airlines had tweeted that it was an honor to have him on the flight and called him a decorated Kargil war hero. “Thank You Sir, for your service to the nation,” the post read.
Within no time the post got the attention of the Twitterati who called out the airline by posting some of Bakshi’s controversial remarks that he had made in the past following which the Airlines deleted the tweet.
After this, the airlines received backlash from right-wing handles. BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga took to Twitter asking the Airlines to repost the picture and apologize starting a #BoycottVistara trend.
. @airvistara deleted Honourable @adgpi Officer General GD Bakshi Pic after Anti Army Gang Pressure. I will never travel on Air Vistara till thn they tweet Pic again & apologies , RT if you will #BoycottVistara pic.twitter.com/rbyAvgEIDn
— Chowkidar Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) April 21, 2019
After this, the airline in a statement shared on Twitter shared that it deleted the picture so that their platform does not become “disrespectful or hurtful to anyone”
Statement from Vistara pic.twitter.com/KJ935w2sfQ
— Vistara (@airvistara) April 21, 2019