Uma Bharati threatens to burn down first retail FDI shop that comes up
By IBNLive - NEW DELHI
18th September 2012 05:31 PM
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharati has said she will "burn down the first retail shop that comes up" after the introduction of FDI in multi-brand retail in the country. She said that she was willing to go to jail even.
"I do think when I'm taking this Ganga Abhiyaan, I'm challenging the economy of foreign companies. India is capable of growing... We do need additional support but not with everything. Ganga Abhiyan is a vaikalpik challenge to this arth vyavastha (economy)," she said.
"The first shop that will come after this agreement, I'm ready to burn it and go to jail," she added.
The Centre last week announced 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail as part of big bang reforms to bring the economy back on track.
While the markets cheered the move, the Opposition and a few allies of the UPA announced nationwide bandhs on September 20 against the reform measure.
- India's bleeding insurgencies: Lessons from Latin America
- Western Ghat report has imperialist mindset: Ecologist
- Lot more to India-China ties than border stand-off: Experts
- Major industrial conglomerates making a beeline for Haryana
- Man kidnapped 23 years ago finds kin thanks to Google Maps
- Bangalore's techies start 'brand tattoos' craze
- Indian circuses struggle to adapt after court bans
- Want hassle-free tatkal ticket? Personally visit special counters
- Rs 8K-crore plan for upgrading ICVs of Army
- Man arrested for attempt to attack TV host Ranjini Haridas
- The toxic truth about ripe mangoes
- Shift me from ‘Anda’ cell, pleads Sanjay Dutt
- Sreesanth, 2 other players 'confess'; more players under scanner
- Kalabhavan Mani missing after assaulting forest staff
- Tamil Brahmi script dating to 500 BC found near Erode
- Indefinite strike leaves city parched; mineral water bottles fly off shop shelves