Indian MP ‘embarrassed’ after ‘violent’ outburst at Dubai airport

Indian MP ‘embarrassed’ after ‘violent’ outburst at Dubai airport

Indian parliamentarian Amar Singh, who was briefly hospitalised here after fainting at Dubai International Airport, said he was embarrassed that he went “violent” at the airport on Monday.

The 57-year-old member of Indian parliament’s upper house Rajya Sabha was rushed to Mediclinic Welcare Hospital on Monday evening when he suffered “hypoglycemia and depression” after disembarking from an Emirates flight from Delhi.

He was discharged on Tuesday and is recovering at a friend’s place. He was on a stop-over in Dubai to attend private functions before flying to Singapore for a complete medical checkup.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, Singh, who heads the Rashtriya Lok Manch party, told Khaleej Times that he was feeling better and wanted to get discharged from the hospital and go home at the earliest. Singh, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party, said: “I was told I took a few names and I was abusing them. I went violent, hit some good soul and tried to jump out of the vehicle it seems. Fortunately, it was a short distance flight. I wonder what would have happened had I been aboard.”

Asked about the reason for his depression, Singh said there was no specific or sudden cause.

“You feel disturbed and let down when people whom you have helped and supported and loved turn against you. The external humiliation usually doesn’t allow the internal anger to come out. (Yesterday) I was not in control. I don’t remember anything that happened in the airport but I’m very much embarrassed that I went violent.”

Two of his friends from India are with Singh here. He said his friends here, including a UAE minister and an Indian businessman, were also taking good care of him.

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