The DMK’s executive committee on Wednesday hit out at the State government for keeping up its stance against allowing FDI in the retail sector in the State even as US retail giant Walmart sets up operations in Chennai.
The executive committee also announced that the party would hold demonstrations across the State on December 18 against the power deficit. The demonstrations will be led by the party chief M Karunanidhi, who will take part in south Chennai. The party asked functionaries at all levels to take part in the demonstrations.
Even as it defended its decision to vote in favour of retail FDI in Parliament, the DMK’s executive committee came out with a resolution asking the AIADMK government to take steps to ensure Walmart does not set up shop in TN. “Walmart has gained backdoor entry into the State. It is setting up a shopping complex on seven-acre plot of land in Vanagaram and a marketing office in Anna Nagar. There are also reports that Walmart is enrolling the support of local shop keepers with the promise of providing products at reduced rates. The government must look into these allegations and ensure that Walmart does not get any foothold in Tamil Nadu,” read the resolution.