New Delhi: Stepping up its offensive, BJP
on Monday squarely blamed the Congress for the persisting logjam
in Parliament on the FDI issue, saying the ruling party wants
to avoid discussion on the "anti-people policy".
BJP said this is not the right time to bring FDI in
retail in the country.
"We have demanded discussion on the anti-people policy
of the government as per the rule in the House and Congress is
avoiding the discussion. The ruling party is avoiding
Parliament," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javedkar told reporters
outside Parliament House here.
"Our demand for discussion is justified but government
does not want it. Our opposition to FDI in retail is because
it will create unemployment and farmers will be badly affected
and this is not the right time for it," he said.
Javedkar said the government`s argument that it will
create cold storage does not hold water because of lack of
roads and power. "So how will the cold storage function? he