MPs to raise Jet issue again; employees seek govt help


New Delhi: Several MPs cutting across party lines have expressed their support for the early revival of the now grounded Jet Airways, saying that they will again raise the issue in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.

At an event hosted here by Jet Airways’ Employee Consortium, MPs, including Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh, Manoj Jha of the RJD, Trinamool Congress’ Dola Sen, BJD’s Ramesh Chandra Majhi and Krupal Tumanhe of the Shiv Sena, said that they would again raise the issue faced by the airline’s employees and seek a way forward from the government over the revival of the passenger carrier.

While Majhi, Singh and Jha said that they will raise the issue in the Parliament, Sen called on the employees to actively engage with the Ministries of Labour and Employment and Civil Aviation to find a solution. 

In his address, Singh said the government had earned revenues worth thousand of crores of rupees from Jet Airways through taxes and now it can not pass off its responsibility towards the airline and its employees by saying that it is a private company.

On its part, the employee consortium said that India has lost a major airline brand operating long haul


“No other Indian operator has been able to fill the void created by the absence of Jet Airways,” the employee consortium said in a statement.

Further, it requested the government to increase the FDI limit in scheduled airlines through automatic route to expedite the resolution plan for Jet Airways.

“Very recently, the government has also provided assistance to telecom operators viz. Airtel, Vodafone-Idea and BSNL and a massive financial relief package to the real estate sector,” the statement said.