New Delhi: The Central government’s stand on the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has not just left the Congress in an awkward position in Uttar Pradesh but also given the opportunity to political rivals including the BJP, BSP and SP to target the Centre.

After facing the heat over issues like 2G spectrum, price rise and corruption, the Congress party workers in the state are sensing this step as an alarming signal for the upcoming state polls in 2012.
Consequently, the MPS from the state have decided to raise the issue within the party and discuss it with party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Will the decision of FDI hamper the prospects of the party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls? What made the government take such a decision just before the upcoming assembly polls? Why FDI has suddenly become a priority for the government?

These are amongst the many questions which have been haunting the Congress MPS of UP for past few days.

A Congress Minister said, “The decision on FDI may be correct but that was made at a wrong time.”
According to sources, the party members due to decorum factor are unable to speak out openly on the topic.  

JPN/ Bureau