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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 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.

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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.

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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.

 

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First published:13 Dec 2021, 5:45 pm

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