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CPI-MSC opposes privatisation of Imphal's Bir Tikendrajit International Airport

The CPI- MSC asserted that privatisation of the airport will result in increase of airfares and other inconsiderate policies.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 14 Dec 2021, 2:51 pm

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The Communist Party of India, Manipur State Council of (CPI- MSC) on Monday opposed the inclusion of Bir Tikendrajit International Airport of Imphal, Manipur among the 25 airports proposed for privatisation.

Since the Imphal International Airport has been lacking income owing to the interrupted air-traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot be considered as non-profitable, the CPI- MSC stated in a release.

Accusing the BJP government for feeding off of the working class public to aid the wealthy private corporate owners, the CPI- MSC asserted that privatisation of the airport will result in increase of airfares and other inconsiderate policies.

Comparing the BJP rule to a dictatorial rule, CPI- MSC stated the Imphal Airport which is a cherished commodity of the Changangei, Malom and Ningombam locals, cannot simply be sold to rich corporate owners for the profit of the BJP government.

 

First published:13 Dec 2021, 5:45 pm

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