FDI is already making buzz everywhere than how political parties can be left behind. The politicians who were making claims earlier to not let the Foreign Direct Investment entering the Indian market are now showing their changed colors. Mamta Banerjee, the Tigress of Bengal is now out of the UPA, but still she is showing her concern towards the betterment of general public by speaking against the FDI. However, when her party’s 2009 election manifesto was analyzed, she was exposed for being supportive to FDI in retail business. Isn’t it a double gaming with public?
Although it has been clarified by Mamta Banerjee and her party officials that it was a printing error and it has been removed from the party’s official website, the double standards of the lady ‘tigress’ is exposed. Even one of her party MP has cleared the air by telling that in 2009 the manifesto was made as per the time’s demand, but there is relevance of it in 2012. However, such defensive statements are also not enough to keep the faith of public in the party and its MP’s. There are few question that have been popped up after party’s such act like why the party is giving such importance to FDI issue when Coalgate is one of the hot pick these days and if FDI is such crucial for the party then what about the loan that has been sanctioned from Asian Development Bank on account of prudence. Public needs the answer to them and hoping to not get fooled this time.
Another powerful “M” of the Indian politics like Mamta is Mulayam Singh Yadav whose Smajwadi party is one of the prevalent color-changer in the politics of the country. It is well-known that whatever is preached by the party at the sunrise turns out to be an ‘alien’ thing by the sunset. Uttar Pradesh, where the party is actively acting has the Walmart operations and even Akhilesh Yadav the CM of the state is showing all acceptances for FDI. But Mulayam Singh Yadav being the chief of the party always raise his voice against FDI in spite of his nod for supporting the ruling Government in this context. Now to support his father’s views, Akhilesh Yadav is also rubbing his shoulders with him and saying that FDI is a threat for small time traders.
With all such ever-changing politicians’ views, how general public would survive?