Against the backdrop of speculation about Narendra Modi`s comments suggesting a rethink on the FDI policy, BJP said their opposition to FDI in retail will not change.
The new BJP government in Rajasthan announced that it would not allow FDI in multi-brand retail in the state as it would adversely affect various stakeholders and reduce jobs.
Delhi has become the first state to withdraw permission for FDI-funded retail stores.
The issue of FDI in multi-brand retail trade may face rough weather in Rajya Sabha, when a statutory motion on the matter is taken up for vote in the ongoing session.
BJP accused UPA of surrendering before global retailers like Walmart by diluting norms for FDI in multi-brand retail and promised to do away with such "flip-flop" economic policy if voted to power.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told a traders` body that he was opposed to forward trading in commodity exchanges as it was detrimental to national economy.
BJP has conveyed to the US that it is still firm in its opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail.
Rollback of FDI in multi-brand retail will be the top priority of NDA coalition if it is voted to power in the next general elections, BJP President Rajnath Singh said here Wednesday.
Left and the Right once again came on a single platform on Thursday to oppose FDI in multi-brand retail with BJP announcing that it will revoke the decision if it comes to power.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Khudra FDI Virodhi Rashtriya Morcha have called for a `Delhi Trade Bandh` on Thursday.
Mainstream Left parties on Sunday slammed the UPA government for its alleged "anti-people" policies that have shaken the country`s socio-economic fabric.
The BJP national president Rajnath Singh reiterated that the party would reverse the UPA government`s decision to allow FDI in retail if voted to power.
AITUC leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Thursday slammed the Centre for virtual deregulation of diesel prices and claimed it would fuel price rise.
BJP on Friday said the last word has not yet been said on the FDI in multi-brand retail issue and the party would revisit the decision of the UPA government if it comes to power.
BJP will not let the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail sector die down, senior leader Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday.
BJP on Monday said that foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector would cast "adverse" impact on small scale traders in the country and the UPA government would be sole responsible for this.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday opposed direct cash transfer and FDI in retail.
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The Congress Monday rejected the Samajwadi Party`s charge that the CBI was used to influence its decision in the foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail and jobs quota bill.
Amidst Samajwadi Party`s stand on SC/ST quota Bill, the outside support of which is crucial for survival of UPA govt, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ruled out possibility of mid-term elections.
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