New Delhi: While Parliament witnessed uproarious scenes on Monday over the disclosure report filed by the Wal-Mart before US Senate which suggests that they spent $25 million in lobbying in India, Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav came out with a bizarre explanation to claim that they were not beneficiaries of the money the US firm splurged in India for gaining entry in the market.
"There is no possibility of any Samajwadi Party man being lobbied by Wal-Mart. It is simply because none of our leaders can speak English," said Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh, trying to project that lobbying by US firms can only involve white collar and urban educated politicians.
While Singh said the truth must come out, his bizarre explanation to keep Samajwadi Party, which indirectly helped the UPA government win the FDI vote on multi-brand retail, out of the taint, left everyone surprised and amused.
Earlier in Parliament, BJP member Ravi Shankar Prasad said it (the money spent on lobbying in India) is bribe and it should be probed.