Mayawati set to bail out govt in RS, to vote for FDI
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Some of her references to Swaraj were deemed unparliamentary and expunged from the records following objections by the BJP. Amidst heated exchanges between BJP and BSP members, the House had to be adjourned for 10 minutes.
While reiterating her party's objections to FDI, Mayawati asked the government to ensure that it does not hurt the domestic industry and farmers. "Many people fear that this decision will adversely affect farmers, small traders, shopkeepers and artisans. I suggest that the UPA government undertake detailed studies which will establish whether FDI is good for the country or not...It is not good to act in haste while deciding such important matters," she said.
"While there are many deficiencies in the government's decision, the good thing about it is that it has been left for the states to decide whether they want these supermarkets or not. It is not being forced down the throats of the states," she said.
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