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Unpaid Kingfisher Airlines staff seeks help of Delhi CM Kejriwal

Over 2,000 employees of the grounded Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) who have not been paid for past 18 months will seek help from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to get back their dues.

Mail Today Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: December 30, 2013  | 00:00 IST
Unpaid Kingfisher staff seeks help of Delhi CM Kejriwal

Over 2,000 employees of the grounded Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) who have not been paid for past 18 months will seek help from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to get back their dues.

The KFA employees said that neither the Congress nor the Bharatiya Janata Party have been of any help to them.

"They have not intervened in our case and have not helped us. We will now approach Arvind Kejriwal and seek his help in getting our salary dues cleared," a Delhi- based KFA employee said.

A section of KFA employees would soon seek an appointment with Kejriwal to apprise him of the hardship which they have been facing.

"Kejriwal sounds a different politician unlike others, who are high on rhetoric but low on action," A KFA employee said adding, " We are quite hopeful that Kejriwal will intervene in our issue in whatever way he can." KFA has over 500 employees in Delhi.

"We are all more hopeful from him as he is the one who works for common man unlike the two national parties who get elected with the common man's vote but forget them soon after the polls," the employees said. There were almost 6,500 employees when the airline was grounded in October 2012. Many of them have either joined other airlines or moved outside the aviation industry.

Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party won 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly polls on the promises like 700 litres of free water and 50 per cent reduction in power tariffs by way of rigorous scrutiny of private discoms' balance sheets by Comptroller and Auditor General of India besides rooting out corruption at both the government level as well as in the corporate.

Courtesy: Mail Today 

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