The national president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kisan Morcha, Om Prakash Dhankar, on Saturday opposed the cabinet's decision to implement foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail by terming it as "against national interest" and also said that the party would oppose the economic "reform" in all states of the country.
Dhankar, who was addressing a workshop in Karnal, said the decision would hit smalltime traders. "The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is chalking policies to benefit the capitalist forces of the world. How will the country develop when more than four crore Indian traders and their families would loose businesses to the big retail chains owned by foreigners," he said.
He went on to say that the patty would apart from opposing FDI in BJP-ruled states, also oppose it in other states too.
Dhankar also termed the recent hike in diesel prices a result of "ill-sighted" policies of the Centre. "Such decisions, especially the new law on LPG, will play havoc with the middle-class families," he said.