Expressing his assurance on FDI in retail which got approved by the parliament,Prime Minister,Dr Manmohan Singh said that FDI would benefit both the farmers and consumers and that the farmers organization in Punjab had strongly supported FDI in retail.
Well, forget about an average farmer, even half of the percentage of literate India cannot point out the exact benefit and demerit of Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Trade ! Can we ?
FDI in retail supported by farmers says PM Singh
While 9 MPs of Samajwadi Party restrained from voting , 15 MPs of Bahujan Samaj Party voted in favour of the Foreign Direct Investment in Retail debate in the Rajya Sabha,giving the UPA govt a clear win over opposition which was against FDI in retail! It was again BSP Supremo ,Mayawati and SP Supremo,Mulayam Singh,(by keeping away from voting) who helped the govt secure Parliament approval on FDI in retail.
UPA secures Parliament approval on FDI in retail with the help of BSP and SP
FDI in retail has been strongly opposed by TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee, to an extent that she has almost threatened to pull out from the present UPA govt. The Congress, heading the UPA, however, seems adamant on FDI in retail issue, this time.