Centre still to say yes on FDI in retail: Mamataon December 4, 2011 at 6:29 PM
Talking to media, the CM said while talking to mediua after the meeting with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on phone twice on the issue.
She said the FM told her that the FDI decision has been poised until a agreement is evolved. Trinamool Congress has sturdily divergent to the decision and the issue has led to staelemate in Parliament.
Before long after Mamata Banerjee’s speech Pranab Mukherjee said any Government verdict will only be announced only in Parliament. He said he cannot announce anything because Parliament is in session.
Congress said, “It welcomes all meaningful steps to break the stalemate over FDI in retail. Party AICC general secretary Janardhana Dwivedi said in New Delhi a broad consensus is required among different stakeholders in such a situation.”
CPI has urged the government to come out categorically whether it intends to put on hold its decision on fdi in retail. CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that the formal announcement has to be made by the Prime Minister or a Minister of the government on the issue.