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Privatisation of railways against the rights of people: Yechury

Says for bullet trains there is neither proper infrastructure nor any law for acquisition of land

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Sitaram Yechury

of India (Marxist) leader on Thursday said the privatisation of the Indian is against the rights of the people.

"As far as we can see and the trends of the government show that to a large extent, talks will be there of privatisation and such kind of privatisation is against the rights of the country and the people," he said.
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"For bullet trains, there is neither proper infrastructure nor any law for acquisition of land. It will be so expensive that it will be beyond the reach of 'aam aadmi'," he added.

Earlier in the day, Minister of State for said the common man would be given prime importance in the Rail 2015 and added that expansion and modernization of the Indian will also be witnessed in the same.

"The Rail 2015 will bring smile to everyone's face as all the issues will be addressed and a complete road map will be presented. Expansion and modernization of Indian Rail network will be seen and passengers will be benefitted. The common man will be given prime importance and the will be as per their expectations," said Sinha.

Meanwhile, the NDA Government's first full-fledged Railway is being presented by Minister Suresh Prabhu in Parliament.

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