The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued following statement to the press:
The Communist Party of India deplores the Narendra Mod led RSS-BJP government’s move to privatise Air India by inviting expressions of interest (EoIs) from potential buyers to acquire 76 per cent stake in the national airline.
At a time, when the country is suffering from the loot of the national assets and bank deposits of general public by the private sector the party feels handing over public assets to private sector is suicidal. Whenever any public sector unit is plunged into a crisis for no fault of it, the Modi government takes decision to hand it over to private sector business houses.
The Communist Party of India, deploring the move, which is against the national interest and demands that government should not go ahead to implement it.