Friday, June 30, 2017

Sena hits out at BJP on Air India privatisation decision

Mumbai: NDA ally Shiv Sena on Friday came down heavily on the Centre over its decision to privatise national carrier Air India, saying had such a decision been taken by the previous Congress-led UPA government, the BJP would not have spared it.
It also asked the finance minister to spell out the reasons which made the ‘Maharaja’ (the Air India’s characteristic logo) a “beggar.”
The Sena’s taunt comes two days after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Cabinet has given “in-principle” approval for the disinvestment of Air India.
The Civil Aviation Ministry is charting out the disinvestment of the debt-laden carrier.
“Had this decision been taken by the previous government, the BJP would have exposed the Congress in public. The BJP would have asked how can a government that cannot run an airline, run the nation,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“But the BJP today has indulged in the sale of the national carrier,” it noted.
30/06/17 PTI/Indian Express