He added that a market with many sellers was good, but with bigger consolidated stores allowed to function, the consumer will ultimately be the loser.
Punjab industry minister Anil Joshi also staged a protest along with his workers and criticised the UPA Government and its economic policies.
"The policies of UPA Government are taking us towards situation wherein only big companies will flourish. The Congress is taking us towards economic slavery."
BJP workers raised slogans against the Congress and alleged that the UPA was taking decisions against the interest of the common man.