Congress ridicules Dhumal’s outburst on FDI in Retail

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Congress leader Kuldeep Singh Rathore condemns Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal’s statement on FDI and made clear that Congress will implement FDI when return to power in state.

Rathore said that FDI in retail will create employment in state and it will be good for farmers and fruit growers. Congress spokesperson said that Dhumal was unnecessarily raising a hue and cry over the matter as multi brand retail outlets had only been approved for cities with over a 10 lakh population base and there was not such city in Himachal Pradesh. But since much of the off-season vegetable supply lines and highly perishable temperate fruits are grown in this state, large FDI players would have the investments needed for setting up cool chains and introducing newer technologies that will be good for farmers and fruit growers of Himachal Pradesh.

State Congress secretary Rajneesh Kimta and Shimla congress leader Pradeep Bhuja was also present in the press conference at Shimla.