Disclose names of recipients of Walmart lobbying money: BJP to govt

Walmart

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions over reports of Walmart spending huge money to lobby for entry into the Indian market.

Naidu said, "It is a shocking news on India and it is a sad commentary on the state of affairs. This has raised many questions. The country wants to know who have taken the money and what is the government's response."

He alleged that the party has been raising the issue of western influence there on India's policy and the reports have proved this point further. "We have raised an issue that concern the image of Parliament," he said.

Prasad said, "the lobbying fact cannot be denied as US Senate has accepted it. Lobbying in India is prohibited. Bribery is a crime. People of the country would like to know if lobbying was going on for the last four years then what action had been taken by the government and who were the middlemen in the transaction."

SP leader Mohan Singh also said that it is known that when a foreign company enters the country they spent huge money for it.

When reminded that SP has bailed out the UPA government in Parliament on FDI issue, he said, "No SP leader knows English. So SP cannot play any role for advocating entry of foreign companies. SP does not have any role in the Walmart deal."

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