According to press reports, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely has stated that he wanted to disinvest Air India while he was in charge of the the Disinvestment Ministry during the period 1999-2000.

This exposes the deep rooted conspiracy of the NDA government to sell the national carrier, even before it started posting serious loss. The debt situation was very less at that time.

As far as the NDA government is concerned, it is only the question whether it is to be sold to Foreign or Indian Companies? But it is not an easy matter, since the workers and their unions in Air India will fight this danger with all their might, with the support of the working class in India.