The Socialist Party would like to tell the PM that he himself is ignorant of global realities. For him the world is confined to the US, an epitome of capitalist neo-imperialism and developed capitalist countries of the Europe. The profit hungry MNCs of these countries have played havoc in the poor countries. The result is enormous violence, insecurity, fear and hunger.
In India, lakhs of farmers have committed suicide; several crore people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition; several crores have been displaced as the result of neo-liberal reforms. Not only will the 4 crore retailers and around 25 crores of their family members face its disastrous effects, but farmers will also be badly affected by the entry of multinational retail chain giants like Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Tesco etc.
The PM has no concern for this world of poor and hardworking. For him the only reality is the world of the rich. His new push to reforms, in fact, is a push to make the rich richer. However, he paved the way for the poor and hard working masses to commit suicide or die in conditions of hunger and malnutrition.
The Socialist Party has been fighting against the anti-poor and anti-constitutional decision of FDI in retail from the beginning. The party will now strengthen its fight by spreading awareness among retailers and farmers.
(About the Author: Dr. Prem Singh is General Secretary/Spokesperson for the Socialist Party - India)