|Move to privatise LGBI Airport decried|
GUWAHATI, March 6 - The Joint Council of Trade Unions (JCTU), Assam has opposed the Central government’s move to hand over the LGBI Airport to a private entity.
“Privatisation of the airport is a pre-poll gift to the capitalists by the BJP-led Central government. The LGBI Airport has developed a lot in the past ten years by spending its own fund and now the profit will go to the pocket of capitalists. It is against the interest of the nation,” the JCTU alleged in a statement. The union stated that it is not a wise decision of the government to hand over the LGBI Airport, which is located very close to the international border, to a private entity.
The JCTU also slammed the State government for not bringing the managements of the tea estates rocked by the hooch tragedy under the ambit of the probe.