DAVOS: Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to British telecom giant Vodafone to sell its equity from his company in the market in case the U.K. entity acquired Indian mobile player Hutch-Essar.

"They can go to market and sell. It is good for the company as well since more of the float gets created,'' Mr. Mittal told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting which began here. Vodafone is a front-runner for acquiring Hutchison Telecom's majority stake in the Indian venture Hutch-Essar. Indian partner Essar, Reliance Communications and the Hindujas are also interested in picking up the 67 per cent stake. PTI