Reacting over the Union Cabinet’s decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in the retail sector, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal allege that Government is playing into the hands of multinational companies. Chief Minister shows his anger in the public meetings in Nalagarh assembly constituency; he said the decision allowing the MNCs to open stores in the country would harm the interests of Indian traders and unemployed youth and force petty tradesmen to close shop.
Chief Minister Accused the UPA of discriminating against Himachal Pradesh. He said that FDI in retail would seriously affect the self employment ventures in both rural and urban areas as youth coming forward to run small shops and kiosks would be discouraged. Hitting out at the UPA government for price rise, corruption and “bias” towards non-Congress ruled states, he claimed that the BJP government in Himachal has been making consistent efforts to provide relief to all sections of the society.