TAMIL NADU

Welcome the decision

Sir, — The decision of the oil sector trade unions to threaten a strike at the privatisation schedule announced by the Disinvestment Minister, Arun Shourie, reflects the short-sightedness of our industrial sector, consisting of those who are unwilling to face risks and challenges that a liberalisation scheme offers.

They tend to forget that along with these risks comes the promise of progress of our long-stagnated economy.

These ``crusaders'' of the public sector are only reflecting their vested interests in opposing the Government's forward moves towards privatisation and development.

Prem Paul Ninan,

Bangalore

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