TMC will oppose FDI in retail, privatisation of pension fund

TMC will oppose FDI in retail, privatisation of pension fund

Updated: Monday, August 6, 2012, 11:14 [IST]

FDI in Retail
Kolkata, Aug 5: Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament from Tuesday, key UPA ally Trinamool Congress today said it was opposed to FDI in retail, privatisation of pension fund and forward trading.

Trinamool Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay told PTI, "All bills, including those of FDI in multi-brand retail, privatisation of pension funds and forward trading, should not be brought forward to the monsoon session of Parliament."

"In Parliament we will oppose these bills because they will affect the common people," he said.

Bandyopadhyay said, "Our party chief Mamata Banerjee has already made commitments to the people before the last Lok Sabha and Assembly election of opposing FDI in multi-brand retail and privatisation of pension fund. We will not compromise on our opposition."

Bandyopadhyay told PTI that he would be attending the all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar tomorrow.

PTI

Story first published: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 17:00 [IST]
Topics: fdi, trinamool congress, mamata banerjee