Top ministers meet RSS brass, defend FDI reforms

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and MSME Minister Kalraj Misra.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Published: July 27, 2016 1:29 am
modi, narendra modi, Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP, RSS, fdi, foreign direct investment, India FDI, Piyush Goyal, Radha Mohan Singh, Kalraj Misra, india news Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with other ministers met the Sangh which was represented by RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal and Dattatreya Hosbole. (Source: File/PTI)

A month after PM Narendra Modi declared that his government’s policies would turn India into the “most open economy in the world for FDI”, affiliates of the RSS met senior ministers to discuss their apprehensions. Defending its measures, the government argued that FDI reforms were needed for faster growth.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and MSME Minister Kalraj Misra.

The Sangh was represented by RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal and Dattatreya Hosbole. BJP chief Amit Shah was also in attendance.

At the meeting, representatives of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh are learnt to have expressed concerns over the adverse impact of the government’s economic policies on workers and small businessmen.

The meeting was arranged by the RSS to sort out the deepening differences between the Centre and the Sangh Parivar’s trade union and economic wings.

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