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NCP for coordination committee meet before implementing FDI in Maharashtra

Posted on Dec 06, 08:53PM | UNI

Maharashtra NCP president Madhukarrao Pichad today urged Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to hold a coordination committee meeting before taking any decision regarding implementation of multi-brand foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector as it will affect several people in the state.

Talking to reporters here, party spokesperson Nawab Mallik said that Mr Pichad has written a letter to the Chief Minister stating that though the NCP had voted in favour of FDI in Lok Sabha yesterday, it will have impact on agriculture, employment and other sectors in the future. So, before taking a decision on its implementation, he has asked Mr Chavan to hold a coordination committee meeting, he said.

In the letter, he said, Mr Pichad has also sought clarification on several other issues such as Mathadi labour unions and market committees and protection of their interests while implementing FDI in retail.

Mr Mallik further said that there are separate laws for the labour, agriculture and other sectors in Maharashtra. As the FDI will be implemented in ten districts of the state, there will be no adverse effects, he added.

In the 545-member Lok Sabha, 471 MPs participated in the voting, with 253 voting in favour of FDI, 218 against it and 43 walked out of the House while 31 remained absent.