IndiaAs a gift from Air India to Tata; 46262 crore liability...

As a gift from Air India to Tata; 46262 crore liability on the people too: Yechury against the Center


  • CPM General Secretary against the Center
  • Yechury said that what is happening is a day robbery
  • Criticism that the deal was a loss to the government

New Delhi: The CPI (M) on Monday lashed out at the government over its sale of state-owned Air India to Tata Sons. Yechury said the central government was gifting Air India to Tata and the country’s wealth was being plundered day by day. Yechury alleged that Air India’s liability of Rs 46,262 crore would continue to be borne by the people of the country.

“The central government continues to plunder the country’s wealth. It has sold the country’s proudest national airline, Air India, to Tata. It is as if the Modi government has given the airline to Tata for free. Yechury said.

Yechury alleged that Tata had shifted only Rs 15,300 crore in liabilities guaranteed to be repaid and that the central government had received only Rs 2,700 crore from the complete sale of Air India’s assets. The remaining liability of Rs 46,262 crore will remain on the shoulders of the Central Government. He also alleged that it should be borne by the people of the country. Yechury said in a press conference that the new deal includes Tata’s own aircraft, including Air India’s new aircraft.

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At the same time, when asked about the alliance with the Congress, Yechury said that the CPM party Congress would take a decision in this regard. Sitaram Yechury said the focus now was on consolidating the anti-BJP votes and isolating and defeating the BJP, and that each state would think of a better way. Yechury said he would identify and address weaknesses and strengthen independent paths. Yechury’s explanation comes at a time when leaders from Kerala are opposed to the alliance with the Congress.

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Yechury also lashed out at the Center over the violence in Jammu and Kashmir and criticized the Centre’s assurance of restoring peace in the region. Yechury said the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir had been assured at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that they would bridge the gap with the central government, but no decision had been taken on the issue.

Yechury also demanded the immediate removal of Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra from the cabinet in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. He alleged that as long as Ajay Mishra remained in the Union Cabinet, there would be no fair trial in the case.

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