Letters: A mockery of democracy

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 03:58 hrs

pThis refers to the report &ldquoUPA gets Maya boost in Rajya Sabha&rdquo December 7 The voting pattern on retail foreign direct investment FDI in both Houses of Parliament exposes the hypocrisy of our politicians The United Progressive Alliance allies and its outside supporters in particular have made a mockery of democracy Mayawati&rsquos U-turn to support retail FDI in the Rajya Sabha proves that she does not dare to face the Central Bureau of Investigation It is unbecoming of prime ministerial aspirants &ndash Pawar Mulayam and Mayawati &ndash to take such contradictory stands Barring the Congress all other parties had spoken vehemently against retail FDI but at the last minute they voted in its favourppIn the present state of &ldquouncertainty&rdquo the retail multinationals may think twice before venturing into India and the whole exercise of winning after manipulation of course may prove to be futile like the Indo- US nuke deal Even not it is late for the Congress to act pragmatically and review its decision on retail FDIpp alignrightstrongN Ramamurthystrong ChennaippLetters can be mailed faxed or e-mailed tobr The Editor Business Standardbr Nehru House 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg br New Delhi 110 002 br Fax 011 23720201 · E-mail a hrefmailtolettersbsmailinlettersbsmailina br emAll letters must have a postal address and telephone numberemp

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