Shiv Sena opposes privatization move of Jawaharlal Nehru Port

New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Shiv Sena on Thursday opposed the Government’s move to privatise the Jawaharlal Nehru Port saying it would dent the country’s exchequer.

Raising this issue in the Upper House, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that government is planning to privatize Jawaharlal Nehru Port which earns 30 per cent gross profit.

Having strategic importance of national security, he further said that arms and armaments have been imported through this port, hence, this should not be handed over in private hands. Apart from this, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port provides hundreds of jobs to the people as well.

The Shiv Sena lawmaker also said that it will be a loss to the country’s exchequer as land and property worth crores will pass on to private hands. He asked the Government to reconsider the decision to privatize this port.

Congress MP Dr Amee Yagnik raises issue of patients who suffered from non-communicable diseases being unable to get treatment for non-COVID diseases as the focus is on COVID-19. She cited the stalling procedures like chemotherapy, dialysis as an example. She asked the government for separate investment for researches for diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension in the country.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here