Here’s Why #IndiaOnSale Trends On Social Media

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Twitteratis are trending hashtag India on sale since Wednesday morning. They are firmly opposing the privatization policy of the union government. On Monday union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the National Monetisation Pipeline. This monetization plan includes up to 25 airports, 40 railway stations, and 15 railway stadiums, and other installations, have been selected for private investment. Thus it has become a political uproar since it is announced.

After that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi condemned this policy of the government saying, “ it is selling the country’s crown jewels, built over 70 years with public money, to his industrialist friends”.  Since then the netizens have taken up this issue on social media and dissenting privatization. Many expressed that the assets which the government has identified for selling are built by the congress governments in the last 70 years. Highlighting this is the development done by Congress over these years.

However, other parties too criticized the government’s privatization policy. The Trinamool Congress senior party leader Sukhendu Shekhar Roy has termed it a dangerous bid saying “NMP is an unprecedented anti-people move which did not figure in the BJP election manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.” While, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said it is a “sinister plan” to shrink government jobs, which is not in the interests of the people and the nation.

People on social media compared how the former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh diligently handles the economy of the nation and how PM Modi mismanaged the economy. Several criticized that the duo of Modi and Shah is molding the economy as per the convenience of their industrialists’ friends.  Other hashtags like Stop Selling India, Stop Privatization also trended on Twitter.