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TMC will oppose FDI in retail, privatisation of pension fund

Last Updated: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 18:55

Kolkata: Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament from Tuesday, key UPA ally Trinamool Congress on Sunday said it was opposed to FDI in retail, privatisation of pension fund and forward trading.

Trinamool Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, "All bills, including those of FDI in multi-brand retail, privatisation of pension funds and forward trading, should not be brought forward to the monsoon session of Parliament.

"In Parliament we will oppose these bills because they will affect the common people," he said.

Bandyopadhyay said, "Our party chief Mamata Banerjee has already made commitments to the people before the last Lok Sabha and Assembly election of opposing FDI in multi-brand retail and privatisation of pension fund. We will not compromise on our opposition."

He further said that he would be attending the all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday.


First Published: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 18:55
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