BJP lashes out at Congress amid Wal-Mart allegation of bribery
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lashed out at Congress over latest disclosure by retail giant Wal-Mart that the company is investigating alleged violations of the US anti-bribery law in India.
Talking to reporters BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said: "According to the new revelation by Wal-Mart the government's aim behind introducing FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) is not for the welfare of the people, but to earn money for themselves. It is very serious allegation and the government must answer to the people of the country.
"Congress will have to answer that why there is allegation of corruptions on each and every step taken by this UPA Government," said Hussain.
Taunting at the Congress' claims advocating FDI, he said: "The government is making statements, holding rally in favour of FDI in retail, and on the other hand Wal-Mart has alleged that they were asked money to allow FDI. We haven't ever thought that the government will go to this level."
Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said: "There is no shortage of resources either human or natural. But, the government is not interested in utilizing domestic recourses. As far the FDI is concerned, BJP will definitely oppose it. It will not only mar the employment in retail sector but also badly affect the farmers and economy of the country."
According to media reports Wal-Mart has said that the company is making inquiries or investigations regarding allegations of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in a number of foreign markets where they operate including India, China and Brazil.