In a letter to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the newly-formed state government has asked the Centre to remove Delhi from the list of states which have conveyed their agreement to the policy of FDI in multi-brand retail trading.

"The DIPP has received the letter in this regard from the Delhi government and is looking into it," an official said.

Former state Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had agreed to implement the policy in the national capital.

Last year, the Centre had allowed 51 percent FDI in the multi-brand retail trading and left its implementation on the states.

Rajasthan, which is now being led by the BJP, is also expected to take a view on the policy on which the earlier government had given its consent.

"The DIPP is keeping its fingers crossed with regard to Rajasthan as the BJP had been opposing the policy strongly," the official added.

Delhi has become the first state to withdraw permission for FDI in retail sector.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the poll manifesto had expressed its opposition to the policy of FDI in multi-brand retail.

(Agencies)

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