Friday, November 06, 2020

Cong ups ante against handing over of MIA to Adani Group

Mangaluru: The Congress party in Dakshina Kannada has upped the ante against the handing over of the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) to the Adani Group for maintenance.

The airport was recently handed over to Adani Airports as per a decision taken by the Union cabinet in July 2019. Consequently, on October 31, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) officially handed over handling of MIA to Adani Airports on lease for 50 years. Senior Congress leader and former minister B Ramanath Rai said the party will hold a mass protest near the airport at Kenjar on Monday.

The District Congress Committee (DCC) convened a special meeting to discuss the issue threadbare, at the party office here on Thursday. In the meeting chaired by DCC president K Harish Kumar, party leaders decided unanimously to oppose the central government’s decision of handing over the airport to the private company.

“It is injustice to the coastal district that an airport set up by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and parliamentarian U Srinivas Mallya has been handed over to the Adani Group. The airport that was built on a parcel of land handed over to the government by people belong to the scheduled tribe has been now given to the Adani Group. The Modi government has already merged Vijaya Bank with a loss-making bank based in Gujarat, and thereby erased the name of noted banker Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty from history. The Modi government has been following an anti-people policy, which the people of Dakshina Kannada will not tolerate,” said Ramanath Rai.

06/11/20 Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment