(1) BJP is having double standards as far as FDI in retail is concerned. When NDA was in power, the same BJP had proposed to allow FDI in retail. One can understand left parties’ opposition to FDI in retail. All thee parties are conveniently ignoring the consumers at large. (2) Basic issue is whether the parties accept that our retail sector is inefficient. Concerned citizens’ feeling is that the inefficiencies will be partly removed by foreign capital which will considerably improve distribution. (3) The wide gap between price paid by farmers and consumers is always ignored. Leaders of political parties need to be told again and again that citizens (consumers and farmers at large) want their interests to be taken care of, with or without FDI. (4) Are consumers, who far outnumber the traders, not more important for these parties? (5) If instead of FDI, our own companies are able to manage the supply chain and are allowed to market farmers’ produce without interference from Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees, consumers would welcome such arrangement as foreign capital is only an enabling factor for making retail sector more efficient.