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Why debate on FDI, questions Kapil Sibal

Publish Date: 04 Dec 2012, 06:45 PM
Last Updated: 04 Dec 2012, 06:45 PM
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Kapil Sibal questions debate on FDI
Kapil Sibal questions debate on FDI

New Delhi: Defending the government's decision to allow foreign investment in multi-brand retail, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal asked in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday whether the issue needed to be debated in parliament at all.

"I wonder, why this debate," Sibal said during the debate in the Lok Sabha on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail.

He said a new kind of federal structure was being suggested in the country by the opposition, which was ignoring the fact that the policy allowed the states whether or not to permit an FDI project in retail.

"But how can you stop a chief minister from bringing in FDI in retail if he so wants," he asked.As per the policy, only 18 cities in India can have such stores, the minister said.


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  • sN cHAMARIA04 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    Minister for Communication Mr. Kapil Sibal says that only those Congress ruled states who want to implement the FDI retail would be enabled by the proposed move in short. Does the Minister want to say that one government is alowed to permit and another opposition government which may follow is allowed to uproot it ? And all this is legal ? Constitutional rights are not subject to political expediencies. These are inherent. Let them amend the Constitution in a manner that such decisions in enabling provisions are irreversible by taking away whtever little of freedom is left with citizens. No political party constituting UPA or its supporter got elected on the professed and well declared agenda or manifesto on this issue that they can claim any legitimacy in their respective stands. This is a unforseen virus of the system that the parties claim self styled mandate to accept or reject it. Let this be an agenda in the respective manifestos and then pass the law. Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/fdi-in-retail-parliament-upa-bjp-live-blog/1/235940.html

  • Satish Chandra04 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    India's population is a mountain of S-H-I-T. Bal Thackeray and Raj Thackeray are particles of S-H-I-T in this mountain of S-H-I-T. Saying that the Congress party has the numbers to let Foreign Direct Investment sail through is like saying Shiv Sena has the numbers to jail anyone writing against particles of S-H-I-T like Bal Thackeray and Raj Thackeray. What matters is not who has the numbers but who has nuclear weapons. The British did not have the numbers in 1857 yet enforced their will by killing, by guns and sword, over ten million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 and continue to enforce their will today of which the ability of Anglo-Americans to bring Foreign Direct Investment -- via Indian governments which are proxies for the CIA with all political parties controlled by CIA-RAW -- is an example. But not guns and sword but nuclear weapons are what matter today and who has the nuclear weapons? IndiasTraitorGovtAndMediaDOTblogspot.com Satish Chandra