UPA pushing country toward 2nd phase of colonisation: BJP

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 20:31

Patna: Slamming Congress-led UPA government for allowing 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail, the BJP Monday said the measure amounted to pushing the country into the second phase of colonisation.

"The manner in which the Centre notified at midnight allowing 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail would push the country into the second phase of colonisation," BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahanwaz Hussain said, while addressing party workers during protest march near Hartali More here.

He also alleged the decision was taken under pressure from USA and in brazen disrespect to public sentiments.

He said the UPA government`s "anti-people" face has been exposed after it allowed FDI in retail at the risk of jeopardising livelihood of crores of retail traders.

BJP will agitate on the alleged failure of the UPA government to deal with price rise and corruption, he said.

The state unit BJP chief C P Thakur also attacked the UPA government on the FDI issue and said foreign retailers have been given licence to loot the country.

Earlier, BJP leaders and workers took out a protest march from the party office to Hartali More and raised anti-UPA government slogans for allowing FDI in retail.

A delegation led by Hussain, Thakur and other senior BJP leaders later went to the Raj Bhawan and handed over a memorandum addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee through Governor Devanand Konwar to protest FDI in multi-brand retail among other economic policy decisions of the UPA government.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 20:31

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map