The Trinamool Congress today gave a 72-hour deadline to the UPA government for roll back of FDI in multibrand retail and diesel price hike and convened an emergent meeting of the party’s parliamentary party on September 18.

“We are giving a 72-hour deadline to roll back the decisions. We will discuss and take a tough stand at the TMC parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday if the government does not listen to us,” TMC General Secretary and Railway minister Mukul Roy told PTI.

He said that Trinamool Congress was strongly opposed to allowing FDI in key sectors like retail, insurance and aviation as it would be harmful for the people of the country.

“We are not in favour of FDI in retail. We are not in favour of FDI in aviation also. We are always in favour of the common people,” he said.

“We will stick to what we raised in our election manifesto,” he said.

(This article was published on September 14, 2012)
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