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The remarks from Swamy, who is known for taking contrarian views on many issues, come against the backdrop of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently saying that the Civil Aviation Ministry has to explore all possibilities "as to how the privatisation of Air India can be done".
Government think tank NITI Aayog has recommended to the Prime Minister's Office a "complete" privatisation of the airline.
According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, all options would be explored to revive the loss-making Air India.
However, senior Air India officials say that airline has enough assets to back its debt and the government should not go for a "distress" sale or handover the airline to a private player on a platter.
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