Reacting to the allegation of Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal and TMC supremo that it was Standing Committee of civil aviation headed by Sitaram Yechury MP and CPI(M) polit bureau member recommended 51 percent FDI in the civil aviation Industry, Yechury said that allegation was totally false, untrue and falsehood.
Yechury said that I am the chairman of the Standing committee civil aviation and transport, this issue never came in front of us. This sort of decision is taken by the executive. Mamta Banejee was union minister since the time of Narshima Rao government and also under NDA and UPA 2 and she must know about this that such decision is taken by the executive.
Yechury said, I also take this opportunity to point that CPI (M) had been a consistent fighter against the FDI and privatization in the civil aviation, there are many documents and records to prove it. It is only our party which had moved a statutory resolution in the parliament which is rarely moved on an issue in this sector. I as chairman of the committee can sight various reports which have been adopted unanimously recommending the government not to take this path.
We really do not know why she does not know after remaining so many years in council of ministers this fact that these decision are taken by the executive. It shows her lack of knowledge about the function of the government.
19th September, 2012