Partha comes out with new document to show TMC’s anti-FDI stand
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A day after the Congress party said it was Trinamool which supported FDI in retail sector, state Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday released a document claiming that his party, the Trinamool Congress, was always against entry of FDI in retail sector.
Accusing the Congress of lying, Chatterjee said he had moved a motion in the Assembly on December 19, 2007 against the FDI in retail sector. Chatterjee said he had stated before the Business Advisory Committee that since big corporate houses are keeping their eyes on retail sector, government should try to protest the interest of retailers of West Bengal. He said the Congress' claim was false and intentional. The claim was made to malign Mamata Banerjee, he alleged.
On Thursday, state Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya had presented what he called "TMC's 2009 Lok Sabha manifesto" and claimed the TMC had stated in the "manifesto" that FDI in retail was required.
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