The Government says it will allow FDI in branded goods. But it is a loose term as anything can be branded. We want the Government to specify the items where FDI is allowed.
We have conveyed our concerns... Government has said those concerns on WTO issues would be kept in mind when the final modalities are worked out in April.
Parliament has to urgently and immediately take up the issue. It is up to the government to see how they do it. Parliament will have to enact the law. Eventually, even it (ordinance) will have to come to parliament.
No prime agricultural land will be provided for setting up industries. As the demand (of Salim Group) is 5,000 acres some small plots of agricultural land could come in that. The farmers, whose land is acquired would be properly compensated.
It cannot be held tomorrow due to the Rail Budget, or on February 27 because of presentation of Economic Survey and the next day due to the General Budget. President Bush would arrive here on Tuesday.
The nuclear deal is not a great harm to rock the government. If the government does not address four apprehensions raised by CPM, then we will have to think over it.
Whenever there will be a deviation from the CMP, whether on the economic or foreign policy front, we will mount pressure.
This has been necessitated as in the recent past, as important international treaties have been signed bypassing the parliament and important foreign policy decisions have been taken ignoring the opinion of the parliament.
Probably, the government does not want to have a discussion on these issues before the visit of (US President) George Bush and the BJP also doesn't want to be seen supporting the government's line on the matter. If this is true, then it is really very unfortunate.
Our party's position is clear. We are opposed to FDI in retail sector. The Government says it will allow FDI in branded goods. But it is a loose term as anything can be branded. We want the Government to specify the items where FDI is allowed.
Our party's position is clear. We are opposed to FDI in retail sector.
The process was put in place only after a Constitutional amendment that we all supported. It had to begin after a law came in force. There should be no issues about it.
The central committee just concluded has discussed the elections to five states and the strategies and alliances to be entered into.