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Something is fishy in Jet-Etihad deal: BJP

PTI  New Delhi, July 02, 2013
First Published: 20:28 IST(2/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:30 IST(2/7/2013)

Alleging that something was fishy in the Jet-Etihad deal, BJP on Wednesday demanded that the Prime Minister's Office should come clean on the issue.

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BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said a note by the Civil Aviation Ministry on the Jet-Etihad deal had stated that the Prime Minister's Office wanted changes to be made in a note for the Cabinet.

"There is something fishy in this deal. The Prime Minister's Office should clarify its stand on the issue," he said.

Hussain, former Civil Aviation Minister, said bilateral issues never go to the Cabinet and these are decided by inter-ministerial group.

"The PMO is setting a new trend here," he said.

The allegation comes amid reports that PMO had raised questions over equity sharing agreement between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways.

The PMO on Wednesday said the deal was between two parties and issues raised over it have been referred to various ministries and departments for clarification.


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