Wednesday, November 30, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati announces support to tomorrow's FDI bandh

Mayawati announces support to tomorrow's FDI bandh
PTI | 08:11 PM,Nov 30,2011

Lucknow, Nov 30 (PTI) BSP chief Mayawati today announced to support
the nation-wide bandh call given by various trader organisations to
protest against the Centre's decision to permit FDI in retail market.
During a meeting of party coordinators, Mayawati said that as the UPA
government has decided to permit FDI in retail market by overlooking
the interests of the country, therefore the BSP has decided to support
the tomorrow's bandh. She alleged that lakhs of small traders and
factory owners would be forced to close shops after the entry of
foreign companies in the retail sector, a party release said.
Condition of crores of farmers, who are already committing suicide due
to poverty, would worsen further, Mayawati alleged. The Uttar Pradesh
CM said she had written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
demanding roll back of the decision immediately, it said. Meanwhile,
Samajwadi Party said its workers will observe a bandh tomorrow and
hold demonstrations across the state tomorrow. Senior Samajwadi leader
Shivpal Singh Yadav alleged that allowing FDI was a conspiracy to
destroy the domestic market. "While multi-national companies will give
employment to a handful of people, crores of people will be left
unemployed...," he alleged. Similarly, BJP also announced its support
to the FDI bandh call. "All the party workers have been asked to make
tomorrow's bandh a success in the state," party spokesman Vijay
Bahadur Pathak said.

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