On Thursday, Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “promoting” the firms of his “capitalist friends” at the expense of MTNL and BSNL.
Congress’ Chief spokesman Randeep Surejwala’s taunt came over a media report, which claims that in order to better the financial status of BSNL and get it back on track, its board gave approval to several projects, also include voluntary retirement for 54,000 employees.
Mr. Surejwala claims, “Whose telecom companies BSNL and MTNL– of the countries 130 crore people. Government-owned BSNL and MTNL have been destroyed. Both companies are in debt.”
He alleged that “Modi ji has promoted the firms of his capitalist friends. BSNL and MTNL are now on the verge of closure.”