Raj Thackeray on FDI
|Raj Thackeray on FDI|
MNS chief Raj Thackeray has backed the UPA government's decision to permit FDI in multi-brand retail but wishes outsiders not to be given jobs in these outlets in Maharashtra.
Targeting parties and state governments opposing FDI in retail on the ground that it would lead to "loot" by foreign investors, Thackeray said,"Even now the loot is going on."
"FDI in retail ought to come in the country and I took the decision (to support it) after deliberation. I fully support FDI," they said, adding the move will benefit farmers.
Criticising the government over "gross corruption" in the country, the MNS chief said, "the country is making progress on corruption front" and sought scamsters to be put behind bars.
Thackeray, whose party has announced that it would not participate in the September twenty bandh against FDI in retail and diesel cost hike, said, a strike ought to in lieu be called against corruption. They defended the decision to hike the cost of diesel.
Taking a dig at Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his statement that coal block allocation scam will be forgotten, they said, "Till leaders like Shinde are there people's mind won't be diverted to other issues. They (Shinde) reminded people about the Bofors scam, which was forgotten."