Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Is Adani Interested In Indian Airports?

Recently, the Modi cabinet convened a meeting. In this meeting, it cleared a passage for handing the management and development of three airports in the country to a private bidder. It approved a proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports, of Airports Authority of India. In the first round of privatisation under the Narendra Modi dispensation, the airports in Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati were cleared for operation, management and development through public-private partnership (PPP) model in February 2019. However, a day after the cabinet meeting. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote a letter to PM Modi with a rather urgency. He not only expressed a strong reservation on the Modi govt’s move to lease out Trivendrum Airport to Adani enterprises but also requested PM Modi to reconsider the cabinet decision as it is against the wishes of the people of the state. He even said that it will be difficult for the state govt to cooperate since it is again the wishes of the people. He also reminded PM Modi that a petition against the move is already pending in the Kerala high court. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair speaks to Aviation Expert Mr Mohan Ranganathan. Watch: #Adani #ModiGovt #TrivendrumAirport #KeralaGovt #PinarayiVijayan

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