PM had revealed mind on FDI to Mamata weeks before decision

Manmohan Singh had made clear to Mamata Banerjee about the intention to allow FDI in retail.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: September 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Weeks before the “big bang” decisions on economic reforms,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had made clear to Mamata Banerjee about the intention to allow FDI in retail and called her to inform just before the Friday’s cabinet meeting but she did not receive the call.

The Prime Minister had even yesterday wanted to talk to Banerjee and a call was made to her by his office which has not been returned yet,sources said.

Separately,through back-channels,some Congress leaders have left messages for Banerjee to talk to Singh which also have not been entertained,the sources said.

Rejecting Banerjee’s contention that she was kept in the dark over the decisions on FDI,sources said the Prime Minister had revealed his mind at the UPA Coordination Committee meeting on August 22 which was attended by the Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister.

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