Dehradun, November 6
BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar today criticised the UPA-led Congress government's decision to introduce Foreign Direct Investment in the retail and insurance sectors and said that the party would oppose the decision tooth and nail.

Speaking today at a press conference, Javadekar said that the BJP was opposing the FDI as it would hurt the interests of small farmers and business men. "The FDI model has failed in several countries and India should take lessons from them and not repeat the mistake. Similarly, the proposal to open insurance companies to foreign companies is fraught with danger," he said.

Javadekar was in town to participate in the function organised by Life Insurance Company (LIC).
He also said that the Congress government in Uttarakhand should evaluate all the pros and cons of FDI while giving it a go-ahead in the state. However, the BJP leader avoided commenting on the crisis gripping the party due to the allegations of financial impropriety levelled on the BJP national president Nitin Gadkari.
"We will be holding a party meeting shortly. Right now the party is solidly behind Gadkari," he said.
Prakash Javadekar did not comment on the crisis gripping the party's Karnataka unit after BP Yeddyurappa's decision to launch a new party. "The party has tried to hold talks on the issue and is still trying to dissuade him from floating the party. This is all I can say," he said. 

Tribune News Service, Dehradun Edition

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