Hamirpur: Pulling up the Central government for its economic liberalization, BJP leader Uma Bharti said the policies formed in this regard are not in the interest of common people, rather they will give cushion for big businessmen. She said that farmers and poor are still in a dismal condition.

While addressing the party workers at the Vijay Sankalp function organised at the Ramlila Grounds at Rath on Monday, she objected the government’s approval for entry of multinational and corporate retail chains of Walmart into the country.

Uma said the entry of Walmart would wipe away the livelihood of six crore small retailers and businessmen.

Expressing her anger, she said, “I will set the first branch of Walmart in India on fire”.

She said, going by the records of the last 10 years, it is obvious that the SP and BSP have increased the poverty and worsened the conditions of Dalits and backward classes.

In a bid to woo people, she said the lands and buildings acquired by corrupt leaders would be seized to construct schools and hospital. The BJP is a strong contender and will win the election this time, she claimed.

JPN/Bureau