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Rahul Gandhi furious at the Center over privatization, said Prime Minister sold the country’s 70 years of capital

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Terming the announcement of the National Monetization Plan (NMP) as an attack on the “future of the youth”, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the government and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had diverted the country’s capital built in 70 years to some of his industrialists. Sold into the hands of friends. He also claimed that giving this “gift” to some companies would create a monopoly on them, due to which the youth of the country would not be able to get employment.

Rahul Gandhi addressed reporters on the NMP issue along with former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and senior Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala. The former Congress president said, ‘Narendra Modi ji and BJP’s slogan was that nothing happened in 70 years. But the Finance Minister yesterday decided to save the capital that was created in 70 years. This means that the Prime Minister sold everything.

Giving a detailed mention of the NMP, he said, “It has taken 70 years to build these properties and lakhs of crores of rupees have been spent by the people of the country in these. Now they are being gifted to three-four industrialists. Rahul Gandhi said, we are not against privatization. Privatization was rational in our time. At that time strategically important assets were not privatized. We used to privatize the industries which caused a lot of losses.

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The Congress leader alleged, “All this is being done to create a monopoly of a few companies. As their monopoly increases, so will the employment. Narendra Modi ji with his two-three industrialist friends is attacking the future of the youth.

Significantly, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced the National Monetization Plan (NMP) of Rs 6 lakh crore. Under this, monetization of passenger trains, railway stations to airports, roads and stadiums is included. Resources will be mobilized and assets will be developed involving private companies in these infrastructure sectors.

Around 25 airports, 40 railway stations, 15 railway stadiums and several railway colonies have been identified under the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Chennai, Bhopal, Varanasi and Vadodara, to attract private investment. These will be developed with private sector investment.

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