Kanchhal flays UPA govt move

Published on Mar 31, 2006 12:14 AM IST

NEWLY ELECTED Rajya Sabha member and state president of Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal Banwari Lal Kanchhal has strongly condemned the Congress-led UPA government for permitting multinational companies to establish 51 grand departmental stores in the country. Kanchhal said Samajwadi Party would strongly oppose the proposal from street to the Assembly house.

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NEWLY ELECTED Rajya Sabha member and state president of Uttar Pradesh Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal Banwari Lal Kanchhal has strongly condemned the Congress-led UPA government for permitting multinational companies to establish 51 grand departmental stores in the country. Kanchhal said Samajwadi Party would strongly oppose the proposal from street to the Assembly house.

Talking to mediapersons, Kanchhal accused the UPA government of pursuing anti-trader policies and said that his organisation would organise a conference in Lucknow on April 28 to express their anger over the anti-trader policies.

Responding to a question, Kanchhal said through the conference we would mount pressure on the State government to register protest against the move of opening departmental stores by multinational companies. He said by opening such stores around 5 crore small traders would be ruined and the Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal could not remain a mute spectator to it.

Calling Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav as the true well-wisher of traders, he said in the regime of SP government traders were respected and got deserving position in political scenario. He further said for the first time four trader leaders were elected to Rajya Sabha on SP ticket.

He admitted that few leaders are misusing the organisation and hinted stern action against them.

He has also dissolve all the committees of Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal in the district.

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