Congress accuses the center of promoting private telecommunications companies at the expense of the PSU; ask if there are electoral ties involved
NEW DELHI: Congress on Sunday accused the BJP-led government of giving special treatment to private actors in the telecommunications sector at the expense of public sector entities and asked the Prime Minister if the ruling party received benefits in terms of bonds election of them. .
Addressing the media, Congress spokesman Pawan Khera claimed that public sector companies such as BSNL and MTNL that were making a profit under the previous UPA 1 and 2 governments are now losing while the government promotes and helps Private sector companies.
Why are you offering maternal treatment to public sector companies and this special treatment to private sector companies? I want to ask Modi ji if his party received benefits in terms of the latter's electoral bonds, Khera said.
His comments came in the context of the Vodafone-Idea telecommunications companies and Bharti Airtel announcing on Sunday increases in the rates of its mobile phone network services.