For about ten years or more BSNL was profitable and maintained its services efficiently. This was not appreciated by the corporate sector as well as government who wanted to privatise this profitable PSU. It had about Rs. 40,000 crore revenue and about Rs.6,000 to 10,000 on an average.
It was only due to the anti-PSU, anti-BSNL policy and decisions of the central government as also undue favoritism to the corporate sector and starving of equipment to BSNL, that it became loss making and unable to keep up it revenues. This has got to be exposed among the people at large.
Privatisation of BSNL and MTNL means that the telephone charges will go sky high, at least 10 to 20 times immediately as in the case platform tickets, which is increased from the present Rs. 10 to Rs. 50, wherever the Railway stations are going to be privatised. It is the people and the workers who suffer. The beneficiaries are the corporates.