Left, BJP all opposing FDI in retail, UPA in trouble
The central government of the country is facing high pressure from the biggest opposition party BJP and the supporting party Left, as these parties are planning nationwide protest against UPA’s bid to allow FDI in retail and civil aviation sector.
Further, some regional parties such as Samajwadi party and Janata Dal (U) also joined the protesting camp, demanding a rollback of the hike in diesel prices and LPG gas cylinders.
Talking to media, CPM leader Prakash Karat said, “We will soon build a nation-wide coalition against the government’s decisions.” He said, “The date for a nation-wide bandh will be announced soon.”
Meanwhile, CPM leader Brinda Karat said that all the parties should in a way which will put maximum pressure on the ruling party of the country.
On the other hand, the biggest opposition party BJP had accuses the UPA for making common man pay for its inability to manage the economy and accuses the UPA-2 for alleged involvement in the number of scams. BJP senior leader Rajnath Singh said, “The hurried decision on FDI had been taken in response to foreign pressure.”
Mr. Singh said, “It is pertinent to note that recently the UPA government has come under severe criticism for corruption and policy paralysis… to restore his (the PM’s) sagging image in the foreign media the government has suddenly decided to allow FDI in multi-brand retail.”
Rajnath Singh also challenged UPA supporting parties like NCP and Trinamool Congress and outside supporters like Samajwadi Party, saying, “It is time UPA’s coalition partners withdraw support if they are opposed to FDI in retail.”
Moreover, talking on FDI in civil aviation sector, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “We have almost the same stand (as the government). We are not opposed to FDI in aviation.”