Sunday, November 03, 2019

Airports for sale: 13-15 more to be leased out to private companies; RSS affiliate BMS opposes it

In what is being termed as “growing fissure within the saffron family” over the leasing of the Airport Authority of India-run airports to private players, the RSS affiliate Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has said that they are seriously upset with the government.

Days after the Central government decided to lease out six more AAI-run airports to private companies, the BMS said that the government is bent upon selling the profit-making airports but the workers’ union of the RSS was opposed to the move.

“We have written letters to Prime Minister Modi and the Minister of Aviation also, opposing the leasing out of the airports,” told a senior leader of the BMS to NH on the condition of anonymity.

“BMS firmly believes that the government should not lease out profit-making airports…Since the government wants to bring airports under PPP model, they should lease out only those airports that were suffering financial losses”.

“There are nearly 90 such airports in this country run by the AAI which can be handed over to the private players,” he added.
02/11/19 National Herald
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