FDI and MNCs in Retail

Activists of TDP carry a caricature of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the words “the blood suckers are not human beings but devils” during a protest at a bus station in Hyderabad. Angry opposition workers have disrupted train services as part of a daylong strike to protest rising diesel prices and the government's decision to open the country's huge retail market to foreign companies.

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Samajwadi Party activists shouting slogan while stopping a train during the opposition-sponsored 'Bharat bandh' to protest over FDI in multi-brand retail and increase in diesel prices, in Allahabad. The bandh has been called by the NDA, Left parties and UPA supporters SP and JD(S).

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Trinamul Congress Party, leader Mamata Banerjee flanked by the party's lawmakers addresses a press conference in Kolkata.

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Local trade union members display rotis, during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment in Allahabad.

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West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee interacts with the media at Writers Building in Kolkata. Mamata gave no indication of resiling from her decision to withdraw support to the UPA government when she ruled out any compromise on her demands for roll back of the major reforms decisions taken by the Central government.

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CPI(ML) members protesting against the hike in fuel prices and FDI in retail, in Ranchi.

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A boy sells balloons outside a shop in New Delhi. India to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Walmart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country's sputtering economy.

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BJP members holding placards during a protest against FDI in retail, in New Delhi.

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In this photo taken on June 18, 2008, the IKEA logo is shown on the side of the warehouse-sized store during the grand opening of New York City's first IKEA in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Swedish retailer has applied to invest a total of Euro 1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) to open 25 stores in India, Commerce Ministry Anand Sharma said.

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As Gurudeb Tagore's 150th birth anniversary celebrations reached a culmination, we received the above, cheekily submitted as a conclusive proof against FDI

A local tea vendor makes coffee at his shop in Mumbai. Starbucks will open its first outlet in India by September through a 50-50 joint venture with Tata Global Beverages. Starbucks currently operates over 17,000 stores in 57 countries.

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Is anyone listening? Traders in Amritsar protest against FDI in retail

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The flip-flops on allowing FDI in retail continue. It was to be the saviour of the farmers and burgeoning retail players. Protests in Parliament forced the UPA government to roll back its original plans.



Down with FDI KVVES members protesting in Kochi

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Hold it A fruit vendor is alone in business during a traders’ bandh against FDI in Kochi on Nov 29

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BJP activists stage a protest rally against FDI in retail at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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A TV Grab shows the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. The political storm over FDI in retail gathered momentum paralysing proceedings in Parliament for the second day amidst vociferous demands to withdraw the controversial decision.

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BJP leader Uma Bharti burn effigy of Walmart in Lucknow to register its protest against FDI in retail sector. The cabinet had, on Thursday, aprroved 51% FDi in multi brand retail.

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