Political Mirror
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan , Akhilesh Yadav and Mamta Banerjee;following footsteps of Narendra Modi
  • Indian railways give chance to threat
  • Jharkhand domicile policy: Yearn for domicile to earn livelihood in state
  • If PEB scam comes alive, will Shivraj Singh Chouhan go far behind
  • TIME AND TIDE waits for none AK
Live Cricket
Subscribe Us

Enter your email address:

Delivered by Political Mirror

Political Mirror Like

Political Mirror

NDA had readied Cabinet note favouring FDI in retail: Sharma

October 1, 2012 by politicalmirror in Political Mirror with 0 Comments

New Delhi: Seeking to punch holes in BJP’s opposition to allowing Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today said the NDA government had readied a Cabinet note favouring 100 per cent FDI in the sector.

Addressing a gathering of Congress supporters here, Sharma lambasted the BJP for trying to “mislead” the country on the issue and asserted that UPA government had taken the decision with “conviction” and “clarity” and there will not be any rethink on it.

“When it (BJP) was in power, a cabinet note was prepared. I had urged repeatedly that let the Parliament function. I would have tabled the Cabinet note seeking to allow 100 per cent FDI in retail,” Sharma said, attacking the BJP on the issue.

To counter the opposition parties, the Congress will organise a “big rally” at Ramlila Maidan here on October 28 which will be addressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi besides other senior leaders.

Sharma said government has taken the decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail considering the economic fundamentals and ground realities of the country and BJP’s opposition to it reflected the party’s “hollowness”.

“We have framed the policy considering the ground realities and the social and economic disparities in the country,” he said adding, it is people of India who have approved the policy and it has not been brought in under the influence of any other country.

Sharma was addressing a gathering at Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence, which was organised to educate party workers on the issue.


Source: PTI

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Search The News
Political Galleries
The Vice President and Chairman, Rajya Sabha Mohd. Hamid Ansari addressing at the function to mark the 60th anniversary of the first sitting of the Parliament of India, in Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi on May 13, 2012.
The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh are also seen.
Our Tweets