Two friends, who hijacked an Indian Airlines plane in 1978, were made Congress MLAs later

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Jul 292011
 
Two friends, who hijacked an Indian Airlines plane in 1978, were made Congress MLAs later

Very few people know that Bholanath and Devendra Pandey, who were Congress workers, hijacked and Indian Airlines plane in 1978 to demand Indira Gandhi’s release. Later, Congress awarded them state assembly election tickets in U.P. which they won and became first hijacker MLAs in the world. When Janata Party came into power after emergency, it ordered the arrest of Indira Gandhi over many serious charges against her. This irked Bholanath and Devendra Pandey and they planned to hijack IA plane with toy guns.¬†After keeping 132 […]