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63% In Calcutta Don’t Back Mamata Pullout

Nine out of 10 in Calcutta ‘undecided’ on FDI in retail; 69% say big stores have been beneficial

63% In Calcutta Don’t Back Mamata Pullout
63% In Calcutta Don’t Back Mamata Pullout
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Do you support Mamata Banerjee’s move to withdraw support to UPA government?
Yes   36.6
No   63.4

Will the resignation of TMC ministers help or harm interests of Bengal, Bengalis?
Help   25.5
Harm   22.3
DK/CS   54.2

By withdrawing support, is Mamata Banerjee helping the cause of BJP-led NDA?
Yes   11.6
No   79.2
DK/CS   9.2

Has Mamata Banerjee overshadowed Left parties in taking up pro-people issues?
Yes   3.5
No   80.2
DK/CS   16.3

Nine out of 10 in Calcutta ‘Undecided’ on FDI in Retail


Do you support the Centre's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail?
Support   4.5 
Oppose   5.2 
DK/CS   90.3 

Are you looking forward to foreign companies opening megastores in your city?
Yes   40.3
No   39.4
DK/CS   20.3

Should a small store in Calcutta be scared of Wal-mart, Tesco and Carrefour?
Yes   11.6
No   63.4
DK/CS   25

Where do you get products of a wider variety, better quality, at a cheaper price?
Big retail stores   7.2 
Small shops   11.9 
Neither   80.9

69% in Calcutta Say Big Stores Have Been Beneficial

Have you benefited with the arrival of Big Bazaar, Reliance and other big players?
Yes   69.1
No   30.9

After entry of big retailers, have small shops in your neighbourhood closed down?
Closed down   3.5 
Gone up   8.2 
DK/CS   88.4 

Do you feel FDI in retail will...
Harm local kirana stores   88.4
Provide healthy competition    13.1
Provide farmers better access to market   1.2
Help small manufacturers gain better deal   1.5

If an election is held tomorrow, will the TMC better its 2009 tally of 19 MPs?
Yes   25.7
No   50.5
DK/CS   23.8

Poll conducted by MDRA in Calcutta on September 19. Sample size: 404.
All figures in per cent
DK/CS: Don’t know/Can’t say
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