Lucknow, Nov 29 : All India Railwaymen’s Federation today said it opposes 100 per cent FDI in railways as it will “demolish the existing framework” of the organisation.
“During the national convention of AIRF, 100 per cent FDI in railway was taken as a challenge as it will demolish the existing frame work of the organisation,” National General Secretary AIRF Shiv Gopal Mishra told reporters here.
“It is being said that FDI is needed for railways. But when the government can invest in infrastructure, then why not in railways,” he added.
“The railways is not in loss. The railways could have saved Rs 1,56,000 crore if it was allowed to do fair pricing,” he claimed.
“When in opposition BJP opposed FDI during UPA regime and now it has taken a U-turn and is supporting it,” he added.
Mishra said other issues of merging dearness allowance into basic salary, to provide interim relief, abolish new pension scheme and to restore old one and anti-labour provisions in the labour law were also taken up. (Courtesy: Ganashakti)