BJP activists protest outside Carrefour store

BJP activists and local traders staged a protest outside the world`s second-largest retailer Carrefour`s wholesale cash and carry store here to protest allowing FDI in retail.

Jaipur: BJP activists and local traders
staged a protest outside the world`s second-largest retailer
Carrefour`s wholesale cash and carry store here to protest
allowing FDI in retail.

The demonstration was organised after the opening of the
store near Sikar road yesterday, police said today. It is the
second store of the company in the country, after the one in
Delhi, and the first in Rajasthan.

The protestors burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister and
also set fire to a temporary welcome gate of the store and
demanded that the company`s representatives should clarify as
to how its opening would not affect the interest of local
traders, they said.

"The demonstration was part of our state-level protest
against the Centre`s decision to allow FDI in retail sector.
It was a symbolic protest outside the Carrefour store," BJP
state chief Arun Chaturvedi said.

Meanwhile, additional police personnel have been deployed
outside the store to maintain law and order as BJP activists
and local traders have threatened to carry out more such
protests.

PTI

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