Put off Air India stake sale to post 2019 polls, Sinha: Swamy

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New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday asked the government to defer stake sale in Air India to next year and also sought dropping of Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha from the government.
His remarks come a day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the control and management of the national carrier should remain with an Indian player. He had also cautioned the government against “losing control and ownership of its skies”.
“I welcome RSS sarsangh chalak Mohan Bhagwat’s timely warning on Air India family silver sale. My advice to Namo: Put off the proposal to post 2019 poll. Also drop Jayant Sinha,” Swamy said in a tweet today.
Messages sent and calls made to his office seeking comments on Swamy’s tweet did not elicit any response.