BJP flays government for not supporting Jet’s sacked staffOctober 16th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticised the government for not supporting the sacked employees of Jet Airways.”Civil aviation minister Praful Patel’s statement shows that the government has lost empathy for the common man,” said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar.
India’s biggest private sector airlines, Jet Airways, announced Wednesday that it would retrench around 1,900 employees to cut operational costs sending shock waves among hundreds of employees who suddenly face an uncertain future.
Patel had said that employees getting laid off by the private companies was an issue of the human resource department of those companies and the government can’t do anything about it.
“We want to ask the government if the hire and fire policy has arrived in India. Is the government only going to sit and watch?” Javadekar asked.
He also asked the central government to present its strategy to tackle financial crisis.
He demanded that the government should reduce the oil prices as there has been a fall in global crude oil prices.