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November 14th, 2012
The winter session of Parliament would begin on 22nd November and is likely to end on 20th December. It is unlikely to have business as usual unless the issue of FDI in Retail is discussed in Parliament. CPM has already moved for an adjournment motion under rule 184 forcing for a vote (if the notice is allowed by the speaker) on the Govt. decision to allow FDI in Retail. Mamata Banerjee’s TMC which has already walked out of Govt. on the issue too is sure of moving a no trust motion. Govt. ally DMK is also against the centre decision. Feeling the heat, Prime Minister, heavily depending on outside support of BSP and SP is having lunch and dinner with their supremos.
In the meantime, stakeholders would keep the pressure on by street actions. Hawkers would hold a mass rally in Kolkata on 24th November whereas small retailers would organize protest outside parliament on 26th November.
October 18th, 2012
Inquiries in Wal-mart Activities in India
October 11th, 2012
September 27th, 2012
States of Tamil Nadu and west Bengal have passed resolution against FDI in retail. So no Walmart in Chennai or Kolkata. In the meantime, Walmart opened its 18th wholesale store of India in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh.
September 24th, 2012
Manmohan opposed retail FDI when in opposition, says Mamata
In a first of its kind, East Delhi Municipal Corporation is organizing a PUBLIC HEARING on FDI in Retail on 28th Sept. at 1.30 pm at its headquarters of Patparganj Industrial area. The Hon’ble Mayor along with a panel of experts would be hearing peoples’ views on the issue. A report of the public hearing would be later presented to the Hon’ble Leftinent Governor of Delhi.
September 26th, 2012
Thanks to the Federation of Associations of Maharashtra, Mumbai. Today, I have seen a copy of the letter of December 20, 2004 from the Federation (reference may be accessed in my album), in which they have mentioned that they wanted to know in 2002 whether the Government was considering any proposal of permitting FDI in retail.
In response, the-then Leader of the Opposition of Rajya Sabha and present Prime Minister of India, in his letter dated December 21, 2002, assured the Federation that there was no proposal before the Government for permitting FDI in retail trade.
A copy of the letter of Shri Manmohan Singh is posted for your knowledge.