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BJP against FDI in retail; won't let Parliament to function

November 27, 2011 18:40 IST

Opposing government's decision to allow foreign direct investment in the retail sector, deputy leader of Bharatiya Janata Party in Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde on Sunday said that they would not allow proceedings to take place in the Parliament on Monday.

"FDI in retail sector will hit small retailers hard. We will not allow the proceedings in the Parliament to take place tomorrow," Munde said while addressing BJP workers in suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai on Sunday.

Targeting the Centre he said, the UPA government has failed in curbing corruption and containing price rise. "Government does not want to discuss inflation in the Parliament. Inflation is rising. Government is not taking any measures to contain it. Government has also failed to tackle the problems of black money and terrorism," he said.

The party has demanded that the names of people who have black money in foreign banks be revealed including the names of three MPs who have stashed black money abroad, he said.

Munde also reiterated that the party would not allow Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to speak in the Parliament as he is involved in the 2G spectrum scam.

Meanwhile, Munde said that BJP president Nitin Gadkari was not present for Sunday's meeting in Mumbai as he was indisposed.

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