Shri Ashwani Lohani, CMD Air India is reported to have said that Air India started posting loss and troubles started after the merger of the two PSUs Air India and Indian Airlines. We said the same thing at that time itself. So, what we said has been confirmed by no less a person than the CMD Air India himself. Our objection to the merger of BSNL and MTNL is relevant in this context. Before any merger takes place between BSNL and MTNL, the issues we have focussed should be settled.

The government has now decided to merge the SBI Associate banks with SBI. This is nothing but destroying both SBI and its associate banks. Naturally the bank workers are opposing the same tooth and nail and one day strike has already taken place.