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BSNL Employees Protested against 'Loot of National Assets' by Modi Govt
TIWN Aug 27, 2021
BSNL Employees Protested against 'Loot of National Assets' by Modi Govt
PHOTO : BSNL employees held protest at BSNL office, Kaman Chowmuhani. TIWN Pic Aug 27, 2021

AGARTALA, Aug 27 (TIWN): Tripura BSNL Employees under BSNLEU have protested against 'Loot of National Assets' by Modi Govt.

In press briefing, the BSNL employees said, "In the name of “National Monetisation Pipeline” (NMP), Modi government allows Indian and foreign corporates to loot national assets. The government has taken a giant move to allow Indian and foreign corporates to loot the national assets of our country. In the name of “National Monetisation Pipeline” (NMP) , the Modi government has decided to hand over the national assets at throw away price to the corporates".

"According to the announcement of the government, 26,700 kms Highway (worth Rs.1.6 lakh crore), 400 railway stations and 150 trains (worth Rs.1.5 lakh crore), 42,300 circuit kms of Power Transmission Lines (worth Rs.0.67 lakh crore), 5,000 MW Hydro, Solar and Wind Power Generation assets (worth Rs.0.32 lakh crore), 8,000 kms of National Gas Pipe lines (worth Rs.0.24 lakh crore), 4,000 kms Pipe lines of IOC and HPCL (worth Rs.0.22 lakh crore), 2.86 lakh kms of Bharatnet Fibre and 14,917 towers of BSNL and MTNL (worth Rs.0.35 lakh crore), 21 Airports and 31 Ports (worth Rs.0.3 lakh crore), 160 Coal Mining Projects (worth Rs.0.3 lakh crore) and 2 Sports Stadiums (worth Rs.0.11 lakh crore) are going to be sold to the Indian and foreign corporates in the name of “Monetisation”,", the statement said.

 "Now, it has become clear, why the Modi government has not permitted BSNL to start it’s 4G service. It is nothing but, the government wants to sell BSNL’s mobile towers. Next, the government will sell BSNL’s 7 lakh kms of Optic Fibre also. We have to immediately protest against this decision of the government. The All India Centre meeting of BSNLEU thus decided to launch the protest", the press statement added. 

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