July starts with a bang: Controversies, populist measures and much more

Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 17:09

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The aviation sector scored full marks for all the controversies this week. Trouble started when Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy picked up cudgels against Air Asia and the Jet-Etihad deal .

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes hit back at Subramanian Swamy for calling his company's deal with the Tata group for a new airline "fraudulent". Responding to Swamy's allegation, Fernandes said that the Indian aviation industry is missing great opportunities due to vested interests.

Firing yet fresh salvo on the Jet-Etihad deal, the BJP on Wednesday demanded that the government order a CBI inquiry monitored by the Supreme Court to find out the manner in which the Jet-Etihad deal was carried out in "half-cooked" and "objectionable" manner.

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