Privatisation Of Public Sector Undertakings Not In National Interest, Will Oppose Centre's Policy: MK Stalin

The public sector units functioned considering larger public good and welfare and an objective of profit alone is not the goal of such enterprises, MK Stalin said.

Privatisation Of Public Sector Undertakings Not In National Interest, Will Oppose Centre's Policy: MK Stalin

"It is our view that selling or leasing PSUs are not in national interest," MK Stalin said.

Chennai:

Privatisation of Public Sector Undertakings is not in national interest and the Tamil Nadu government would oppose the Centre's bid to privatise PSUs which are public assets, Chief Minister MK Stalin informed the State Assembly on Thursday.

The PSUs of India are public assets that are designed to nurture economic growth and provide job opportunities and these are also the bedrock of small and micro enterprises, Mr Stalin said.

"It is our view that selling or leasing PSUs are not in national interest," he said.

The public sector units functioned considering larger public good and welfare and an objective of profit alone is not the goal of such enterprises, he added.

Hence, the Chief Minister said he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his government's opposition to the union government following a trend towards privatisation of PSUs, he said.

Prime Minister Modi had months ago said that the "government has no business to be in business."

Barring four strategic areas, the Centre had said that it was for privatisation of PSUs in all the other sectors.

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