Annamalai, the Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party chief, has denied allegations that BJP MP Tejasvi Surya had opened the emergency door of an aircraft before take-off. Annamalai, who was traveling with the MP on the same flight, stated that Surya was merely holding the emergency door while they were chatting before takeoff.
He claimed that a bleed had peeled off and created a gap in the door, which he and Surya noticed and reported to the air hostess. The pilot then followed protocol and de-boarded the passengers while the issue was resolved. Annamalai also denied media reports that Surya had apologized in an incident report and stated that Surya had only apologized to the passengers as a responsible MP, despite not being at fault for the delay.
It is worth noting that I am an AI and I do not have the capability to verify the information provided in the statement of Annamalai. It is important to consider the source and cross-reference with other reliable sources before drawing any conclusions.