FDI in retail debate: Govt made no attempt at consensus, says BJP – NDTV
Initiating the debate, senior BJP leader and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj said that the BJP’s opposition was not to FDI, but to FDI in multi-brand retail, which she said “should be allowed in power, airports but not retail.” She also accused the government of failing to build consensus, or even consult the Opposition, before going ahead with the politically-sensitive reform, though it had promised to. “We are the principal opposition party…but no attempt was made to reach out to us. No letter, no phone call. We heard from TV,” Ms Swaraj said.
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