UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today criticised the Modi government in Lok Sabha and said that government employees are not getting salaries to benefit some industrialists.
Speaking during the budget session of 17th Lok Sabha, Sonia Gandhi said, “Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru had termed PSUs as ‘temples of modern India’. It hurts to see that most of such temples are in danger today.” “Despite profits, their employees are not getting salary on time and they have been put into trouble to benefit some industrialists,” she added.
Referring to the condition of government-owned telecom companies, UPA chairperson said, “What is happening with HAL, BSNL and MTNL is no secret. I urge the government to protect the modern coach factory in Rae Bareli and other PSUs and give respect to the workers and their families.”
“Those who don’t understand the real meaning of corporatisation….It is actually the first step towards privatisation. They are selling the country’s assets to handful private players at a throwaway price. This will leave thousands unemployed,” she said.