New Delhi: The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced to extend support to the Confederation of All India Traders' call for ‘Bharat bandh’ on December 1, in protest against the Centre's decision to allow 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the multi-brand retail.

Announcing the support, the state chief, Vijender Gupta, said the party activists will burn effigy of Congress in almost 20 important crossings and assist in shutting down the shops across the national capital.

The party accused the UPA government of allowing the FDI in peer pressure of the foreign nations and added that the move will have an adverse effect on India’s Economy.

Highlighting the conditions of China, Thailand and Malaysia, Gupta said, “After the advent of international companies in the retail market of these countries, the unemployment scenario witnessed a remarkable increase. The same will happen with India if the step is not reviewed.”

JPN/Bureau