Consequent to central government decision to sell BSNL assets, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea increased mobile charges by 20 to 25%. If BSNL and MTNL are further weakened, the charges are liable to be increased by 5 to 10 times by private telcos. About 100 crore subscribers of private telecoms to be adversely affected.

Remember the continued increase of petrol, diesel and cooking gas after the oil prices were decontrolled.