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Lobbying should be done in public, not behind doors: Pilot

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 17:07

"I think, there should be a very clear definition of what constitutes corporate lobbying in India, given the arrival of large number of foreign companies on Indian landscape.

'Lobbying needs to be defined; cos should make disclosures'

Last Updated: Sunday, December 23, 2012, 13:59

There has been a heated debate within Parliament and outside in the recent past on lobbying after it came to light that various global companies, including retail giant Wal-Mart, lobbied with the US lawmakers to push for their entry and other business interests in the Indian markets.

Time has come for Lobbying law in India like in US: Manish Tewari

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 20:46

Against the backdrop of the Wal-Mart lobbying issue, Union I and B Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday said time has come for India to have a law modelled on the lines of Lobbying Disclosures Act in the US.

Over 15 US companies spent millions to lobby in India in 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 14:59

Global retail giant WalMart, whose lobbying with US lawmakers for access to India has generated much political heat in New Delhi, has got company of at least 15 other large American companies and entities that have spent millions of dollars in 2012 itself to lobby for their Indian business interests along with other issues.

'Indian companies hired lobbying firms in US'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 18:53

Ranbaxy has paid USD 90,000 to the lobbying firm Patton Boggs for issues including "Preserve Access to Affordable Generics", according to a document registered in 2010.