Will Force Retirement Of 5 Lakh Employees: Varun Gandhi Opposes Privatisation Of Banks, Railway

New Delhi: BJP MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi on Tuesday opposed privatisation of banks and railways, saying it would leave five lakh people unemployed.

He stressed on the fact that a public welfare government cannot create inequality and promote capitalism.

“The privatisation of banks and railways alone will lead to the forced retirement of five lakh employees, meaning they will be unemployed. With every job lost, hopes of lakhs of families end,” Varun Gandhi tweeted.

Last month, Varun Gandhi had expressed concern over rapidly increasing inflation and unemployment and said vital resources of the country were being sold in the name of privatisation.

For the last several months, the 41-year-old MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit has been expressing views on various issues – from farm laws to inflation – that are not in line with the BJP’s official stand.

He had also criticized the choice of Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit as vice-chancellor of JNU, saying such “mediocre appointments serve to damage our human capital and our youth’s future”.

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On the issue of major bank loan frauds, Gandhi had tweeted. “A ‘strong government’ is expected to take ‘strong action’ on this super corrupt system.”

During the farmers’ protest against the three farm laws, now repealed, Gandhi had come out in support of the farmers. He had also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the kin of farmers who died during the protest and also asked that farmers’ demand of Minimum Support Price should also be met.