Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has stated that the government will invest Rs. 15,000 crores In Panipat Refinery to expand the capacity and to increase job opportunities.

Government is also investing funds in the PSU Banks in lieu of the loss due to the bad loans taken by the big corporates and business people, instead of taking firm actions to recover the lakhs of crores of rupees from them.

Well Indeed! But why the same government is not even allotting Rs.10,000 crores for the expansion, modernisation and increase of job opportunities to BSNL which is also a PSU, where competition is very high. Why it is not giving spectrum free to BSNL and MTNL, which do not have funds to purchase them, like the private companies, which have got huge funds or can raise money from bank loans (without paying them back).

The logic of the government is very clear. It wants to hand over the telecom PSUs, BSNL and MTNL to strategic partners, as was done in the case of VSNL, to facilitate the MNCs and corporate houses to garner huge profits from telecom business, which is one of the most profitable sector now. The security of the nation and such pleas which it raised objecting BSNL from purchasing equipment from China at cheap rates, was only a ploy to stop BSNL strengthening as can be seen by the fact that all the private companies are purchasing equipment from the Chinese companies. Privatisation of BSNL and MTNL is the prime objective of the government and it will adopt any tactics to implement it.

But they are missing one point. The two  lakhs and odd  workers in BSNL are determined to defeat the ignominious move of the government. They will make BSNL a shining example of service and improvement. They will certainly do it and bring BSNL to its past glory.

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