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FDI move to benefit farmers: CM

Defying the countrywide resistance, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday welcomed the 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail. Talking to reporters in Delhi on Saturday he said that those opposed to it should not prevent others. He called the decision a bold one and said that under no circumstances should it be reversed. According to him, it would benefit the farmers, consumers and boost the rural economy with the setting up of cold storage and other infrastructure. Gogoi was among the first to ask the Centre to take the decision of FDI in multi-brand retail as it would help in the growth of small and medium enterprises, cottage industries and overall rural economy.

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If Gogoi is showing his confident FDI 51% in support of farmers then he must clarify the areas of farmers, small retailers and other sectors. He has become a kind of dustbin, where he shows his heroic but in reality ther orther way. His patrotism has to be in public.....

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