Swamy urges merger of Jet Airways with Air India. Accuses Arun Jaitley and Jayant Sinha of favouring Spice Jet

Quoting the shady deals UPA did to mollify the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Swamy writes to Suresh Prabhu urging takeover of Jet by Air India

Quoting the shady deals UPA did to mollify the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Swamy writes to Suresh Prabhu urging takeover of Jet by Air India
Quoting the shady deals UPA did to mollify the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Swamy writes to Suresh Prabhu urging takeover of Jet by Air India

Objecting to the favoritism shown towards Spice Jet and Tata’s Vistara, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to initiate the merger of the defunct Jet Airways with the national carrier Air India in the interests of the country. Urging Prabhu to take up this matter before the Cabinet, he also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi via a tweet to keep Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha away from favoring Spice Jet to take over the Jet Airways business.

In his letter to Suresh Prabhu, he accused the Ministers and certain officials of favoring the Spice Jet owner Ajay Singh to take over the routes of Jet Airways. He said that these illegal moves will bring a bad name to the party and that Air India should be allowed to initiate a merger with Jet Airways. He pointed out that UPA’s corrupt deal of Jet Airways with the UAE firm Etihad was done at the expense of Air India and the National Carrier ran up huge losses of assets and lost significant business.

“The closure of Jet Airways has many ramifications for the passengers, air traffic within the country and out of the country. The passengers numbers are multiplying at a high rate and foreign airlines with a small population are constantly looking for ways to get a share of this growing passenger traffic. Therefore, the closure of Jet Airways on the ongoing trouble of the airlines is destructing the traffic of passengers.

Quid Pro Quo?

“As you know I had opposed the Jet Etihad FDI arrangement on the ground of the disproportionate share of airspace given to Etihad, which is against the interest of our domestic passenger traffic, and also against the national interest. My Writ Petition (No: 883 of 2013) is now in the final hearing stage in Supreme Court. In the meantime Jet Airways has folded up, making my case in Court even stronger,” said Swamy, who has accused Congress Government several times of illegally allowing UAE Carrier Etihad for compensating the bribe collected in the 2G license of Etisalat.

The UAE mobile phone company Etisalat lost a telecom license after Supreme Court canceled all licenses involved in the 2G Scam. Swamy accused that UPA regime Ministers and Congress leadership who collected bribe from the Arab Sheiks, compensated by allowing their civil aviation firm Etihad in special route arrangement though Abu Dhabi[1].

Interestingly, Spice Jet owners Maran brothers, after NDA Government came to power handed over the airline to BJP-friendly businessman Ajay Singh in a dubious move in late 2014. Later it emerged that Ajay Singh gave only just Rs.2 for taking over Spice Jet from Maran brothers[2]. It was Ajay Singh, a close aide of BJP leader late Pramod Mahajan, who founded Spice Jet when the NDA Government was in power in early 2000. But when the UPA came to power, Maran brothers firm Sun Group took over Spice Jet in mid-2008. Now when NDA came back to power in many illegal moves Spice Jet is back with Ajay Singh, who is close to Jaitley, after the demise of Mahajan.

It is interesting to note that after this dubious deal, CBI lost a crucial corruption case against Maran bothers during the prosecution stage! Is this airline becoming a tool to exchange bribes/ settle accounts?

References:

[1] What is funny about the Jet-Etihad deal, with Dr. SwamyMay 20, 2016, PGurus YouTube channel

[2] Ajay Singh paid Maran Rs 2 to acquire Spice Jet in 2015Jul 7, 2017, Times Of India

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11 COMMENTS

  1. In the power struggle game that ensued soon after independence, J. Nehru emerged the victor while C. Rajagopala Chari [Rajaji] and Vallabhai Patel were sidelined. Nehru ruled the way he thought it best for India while the free trade plan proposed by Rajaji was never implemented. It took many long years for another Southerner, Narasimha Rao, to change the tide for India for the better. In the current day rule, Modi has kept other talented Finance Admin guys within the BJP clout to get a hold and settled for his pet Delhi poster boy, Arun Jaitlely to run his Finance Admin. The Finance Ministry and their ancillary associated bodies like the CBI, ED, RBI, SEBI have not performed that well. Tyrant and control freak Modi will not give the reigns of Finance Admin. to someone like Dr. Subramanian Swamy who is a straight shooter, equally head strong, too smart and very independent/arrogant. It will not work out.

    • Buying and selling Spice Jet is a mechanism to convert black into white money for Maran Brothers. Across the party lines, DMK Karunanidhi nephews, -Sun Network Maran Brothers, P. Chidambaram from Congress, Ajay Singh, Arun Jaitley of BJP are hand in glove to close the BIG deal to get their best Cut and do the coverup. Aam Admi, welfare of India’s interest are secondary and not the main objective.

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  3. RAJGURU DR. SUBRAMANINAN SWAMY IS FIRE IN HUMAN FORM. HE FEARS NONE, FAVOURS NONE. HE GOES BY THE RULE OF DHARMA i.e. RIGHTEOUS CONDUCT / NOBLE CONDUCT. YOU CAN’T BUY HIM NOR SILENCE HIM. HE IS GUIDING THE BJP GOVT TO TREAD ON THE RIGHT PATH TO MEET THE OBJECTIVE OF DEVELOPMENT WELFARE FOR ALL, ECONOMIC PROGRESS FOR ALL. PM MODI CAN IGNORE DR SWAMY’s SAGE COUNSEL AT HIS OWN PERIL. IT IS WORTH MENTIONING HERE SAINT TAMIZH POET THIRUVALLUVAR, WHO SAID :

    ” இடிப்பாரை இல்லாத ஏமரா மன்னன்
    கெடுப்பா ரிலானுங் கெடும். ” ( குறள் எண் : 448 )

    TAMIZH MEANING : கடிந்து அறிவுரைக் கூறும் பெரியாரின் துணை இல்லாதக் காவலற்ற அரசன், தன்னைக் கெடுக்ககும் பகைவர் எவரும் இல்லாவிட்டாலும் கெடுவான்.

    தீயன கண்டபோது கடிந்து சொல்லும் துறைப் பெரியவரைத் துணையாகக் கொள்ளாத பாதுகாப்பு அற்ற அரசு, அதைக் கெடுப்பார் இல்லாமலேயே தானாகவே கெடும்.

    ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF ABOVE THIRUKKURAL VERSE No. 448

    “The king with none to censure him, bereft of safeguards all,
    Though none his ruin work, shall surely ruined fall.” ( Kural No : 448 )

    MEANING : The king, who is without the guard of wise men who can rebuke him,
    will perish, even though there be no one to destroy him.

  4. Disagree with Swamy.
    Why saddle Air India & the nation with loss making & bankrupt Jet airways?
    Why restart the dangerous nationalisation trend on the plea of job protection after a private company has been mismanaged & bled dry by the erstwhile private owner?
    It would be far better to let the consortium of lenders to sell the airline to a new owner; govt should stay out of the process.

  5. Modi’s first term government did not have guts to take on UPA1&2 Mega scams.

    Last question in the post: “Is this airline becoming a tool to exchange bribes/ settle accounts”? This is what is happened. Dr.Swamy has aptly suggested to merge Jet Airways with Air India to get back profitable routes.

    Dr.S.Swamy is the most qualified person to become PM not just FM.He should be in the core CCS.

  6. Arun Jaitley is a crook- MODI must know it- and I believe he does- now take Swamy’s advise- merge Jet with Air India.
    MODI- listern and hear Swamy’s plea- not allow Spice to merge with Jet.
    MODI- is on his way to a 2nd term in office- kick Jaitley out- and appoint Swamy finance minister.

    reiterate-passionately- embrace Swamy- as finance minister- into your 2nd term and cabinet- Bharta has to build a strong financial infrastructure- RBI-SEBI- Finance ministry- to take Bharat to bring her onto the world financial stage- and a financial power- along with being a military super power-Swamy is the right man at the right moment for the right reason- Swamy too has a mindset- Bharat comes first and her children along side.
    VARANASI- THE MAN CALLED MODI- AND THE FUTURE TO BELIEVE IN AND ASPIRE TO.

  7. Just like DMK guys in Tamilandu, the Maran Brothers, MK Stalin, cut deal with P. Chidambaram Clan to hide their loots in Tamilnadu, at the Delhi Lutyens Club level – Arun Jaitley, Mahajans from the BJP side cut deal with Prannoy Roy, and Maran Brothers, P. Chidambaram across the party lines. Modi allows these things to happen and TOGETHER our NETAs Cheat the Aam Admi of India. SAD, IT IS STINKING India – NEVER EVER Corruption Free. Spice Jet was floated to convert all their black money into white.

  8. If Modi is truly “Corruption-Free” and does not support “Favouritism” why is he not challenging Dr. Subramanian Swamy who is honest, upright, straight in calling Arun Jaitley, an ACE member of the Delhi Lutyens helping Crooks like P. Chidambaram and his prodigal son, Karti to evade arrest. If BJP Executive is also as Corrupt, Tainted and Biased like Congress. All past Stalwart Marg-Darshaks [L.K. Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Yaswanth Sinha, Arun Shourie, Jaswanth Singh, Ram Jethmalani – leave alone the loose cannon Shatrugan Sinha] who have contributed immensely for the growth of BJP were bulldozed, sidelined and totally ignored and if this happens to Dr. Subramanian Swamy in mid2019, he has all the right to Challenge the BJP Executive Caucus for being led by a tyrant. There is no doubt Dr. Subramanian Swamy has Charisma, Courage, Capacity, Commitment, Contribution towards Cleansing Corruption in high places and is a Clean Character Candidate to sit in the Chair as a Member of the Central Cabinet. If Modi denies him this Chance in June 2019 and Continues to favour to keep his pet Delhi Lutyens Boy Arun Jaitley, damn the BJP Circus.

  9. Fraud Jai Italy cut a deal with Maran brothers in handing over Spice Jet to crony Ajay Singh for just Rs.2. After this dubious deal all 2G cases started collapsing. Jaitley is a crook and Jayant Sinha is a broker

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