In the wake of the announcement of the divestment of two public sector banks and an insurance company, former Treasury Secretary P. Chidambaram asked Sunday whether the BJP government in Gujarat will privatize PSUs from the state.
Here is a list of government companies in Gujarat (see thread)
When will Mr. Narendra Modi and the BJP government in Gujarat privatize them?
“Are they going to privatize Gujarat PSUs BEFORE two public sector banks and one public sector insurance company are privatized?” he said in a series of tweets in which he listed 30 organizations.
Chidambaram was critical of the budget and in his Rajya Sabha speech during the debate on it, he accused the government of ignoring the poor.
“The most deserved were left to their own devices – the poor, farmers, migrant workers, MSME sector, middle class and unemployed,” he had said, adding that Congress “rejected” the budget because it said nothing in it for the poor.
He also argued that the defense sector is also not mentioned in the budget.