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Trinamool to stick to pre-election stand on reform

The Trinamool Congress is sticking to its pre-election stance on opposition to FDI in retail, privatisation of pension funds and forward trading, party leader Mukul Roy said on Friday.



Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress is sticking to its pre-election stance on opposition to FDI in retail, privatisation of pension funds and forward trading, party leader Mukul Roy said on Friday.

"Whenever these will be brought in the form of bills in Parliament we will sit and decide," Roy told a news agency here on the eve of its annual martyrs` rally.

"On issues which will hit the common man we will not budge from our stand. We will stick to our pre-election commitments about these," he said when asked about his party`s stance on forward trading, FDI entry in multi-brand retail and pension sector reforms.

The Centre yesterday deferred consideration of a bill that sought to amend an existing act to give more powers to commodity markets regulator FMC because of opposition from Trinamool Congress.

Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee had yesterday formed a six-member committee of party MPs ahead of monsoon session of Parliament to examine tabled and proposed bills.

On July 21, 1993, 13 youths were killed in police firing during a demonstration organisation by the Youth Congress. Mamata Banerjee was then the state YC president.

PTI

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