Fatehpur: Accusing the BJP of misguiding
people on the issue of FDI in retail, Union Coal minister
Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday said the move would help in
"The BJP is misguiding people on the issue of FDI in
retail sector which will help control prices," Jaiswal, on
way to Allahabad from Kanpur, told reporters here.
The Union minister said his party always took decisions
which were in the interest of country and its people without
caring for criticism.
The FDI in retail was also a step in this direction as
the move would help consumers and farmers and root out
middlemen, he said.
The BJP manifesto also promised FDI but now when the
Congress was implementing it, it (BJP) was opposing it,
On creation of new states, he said the Union government
was seriously considering setting up of a state reorganisation
committee to recommend carving out of new states.
Referring to the manner in which the UP Assembly passed a
resolution to divide the state into four parts, Jaiswal said
it was an important issue and could not be decided in three
"It should be given a serious thought by evaluating
all aspects," he said.
Jaiswal alleged the "most corrupt" Uttar Pradesh
government was misusing central funds.