But the airline said later in the day that it had canceled Gaikwad's return flight, the Guardian reported. He had also been banned from flying on any member airlines of the Federation of Indian Airlines, the Press Trust of India reported.
The dispute appears to have been started after Gaikwad bought a business class ticket but was given an economy seat for the Thursday morning.
After first complaining to an air steward, Gaikwad got into a heated argument with the senior flight attendant, Shivkumar.
“[The steward] said ‘I will complain to [Indian prime minister Narendra] Modi’, so I hit him,” Gaikwad said. “Should I have to listen to this abuse?”
Shivkumar, 60, later said the MP had humiliated him in front of the crew. "He misbehaved with me, he even broke my glasses. I never expected this could happen ... God save our country if this is the culture and behavior of our MPs."
Politicians from other parties condemned Gaikwad’s actions and the video was shared widely on social media.
Gaikwad took a train to Mumbai after being banned from the Indian airlines.