"I had to face hardship due to the Gaikwad surname when I was flying on Friday from Hyderabad to Latur (his constituency)," Mr Gaikwad said today.
The MP said he has taken it up with Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and told him that every Gaikwad who flies should not be harassed.
Mr Gaikwad's namesake has been banned by Air India and other major airlines after he thrashed an airline manager last Thursday during a row over a business class seat and later bragged about "hitting him 25 times with my slipper".
In the past week, Air India has refused to fly Ravindra Gaikwad twice, after which he was forced to take a train and even drive to Delhi. His party, the Sena, has defended him and accused the airline of behaving like goons.
The 46-year-old lawmaker says while he has no objections to being screened at airports, this has gone too far. "Whenever I spoke my name at airports, the words 'Gaikwad' and 'Sansad (MP)' became red flags," he said.
Not just the airline, the MP also faced questions in his parliamentary constituency. "They said, but you have never even raised your voice...how could you beat a person so badly?"