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Modi govt in process of selling India's 'crown jewels' built with public money: Rahul
 
New Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the Centre's move to monetise its assets across key sectors, saying the Modi dispensation is in the process of selling India's "crown jewels" built by previous governments with public money over 70 years.

Addressing a press conference here with former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, he said the BJP has claimed that nothing happened in India for 70 years, but now all assets created in all these years are being sold.

Gandhi alleged that the Narendra Modi government's privatisation plan was aimed at creating monopolies in key sectors which will kill jobs.

He alleged that the government was indulging in creation of monopolies in the formal sector and elimination of the informal sector.

Chidambaram said that raising funds cannot be the sole aim for selling assets built over 70 years.

The former Union minister felt that all stakeholders, including employees, worker unions, farmers, must be consulted before embarking on such large sale of assets.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled an ambitious Rs 6 lakh crore National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) that included unlocking value by involving private companies across infrastructure sectors -- from passenger trains and railway stations to airports, roads and stadiums.

As many as 25 Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports, including ones at Chennai, Bhopal, Varanasi and Vadodara, as well as 40 railway stations, 15 railway stadiums and an unidentified number of railway colonies have been identified for getting private investments.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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 Kabul, Sep 19 (AP) Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with w
Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute
Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students
International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi
NATIONAL NEWS
Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule
 Lucknow, Sep 19 (PTI) Asserting that Uttar Pradesh has undergone a complete transformation under his
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Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue
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