Friday, June 30, 2017

Air India disinvestment a move to please entrepreneurs: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress Party on Thursday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government, by approving the Air India disinvestment, is trying to please the entrepreneurs.

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the government is doing so as the elections are near.

"When Adani gets loan more than what is to be get by the all the farmers in totality, then it clearly indicates that the government's approval for disinvestment in Air India is an act to please the entrepreneurs. Their intention is clear. Elections are near and that is why they are doing so and not in the interest of the nation," Aiyar told ANI.

Recalling an incident from the past, Aiyar quoted it as the time when Indian Airlines saw a dip.
"Indian Airlines saw the dip when the then civil aviation minister Arif Mohammad Khan in 1990, after an accident, banned the usage of airline busses bought by late prime minister Rajeev Gandhi with the intention of taking revenge. Since then Indian Airlines has been regressing," he said.
29/06/17 ABP Live