Referring to the Centre's decision to leave it to the states to allow setting up of multi-brand stores, Banerjee said "Is this possible? I have never heard of it."
In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav opposed FDI in retail sector and said his government would not allow its implementation in the state.
Asked whether SP was planning to withdraw its outside support to the UPA government on the issue of hike in diesel price and FDI, he said any such decision rests with the party's national leadership.
"Only the National President will decide how the support will continue. It has been asked several times but Samajwadi Party will always provide support to counter communal powers in the country," he said.
Image: Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) try to break a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.