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DMK urges Centre not to allow FDI in retail sector

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Tiruchirapalli, Mar 4 (UNI) The ongoing ninth DMK State Conference today urged the Centre not to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector.

In a resolution, it said any move to allow the FDI in the retail sector would affect lakhs of families engaged in business and lead to the closure of big and small retail outlets in the country.

In another resolution, the Conference urged the Centre to bring in a constitutional amendment to provide wholesome and genuine federalism in States. This was necessary to preserve the unity and integrity of the country which had different languages, art, culture and tradition, it added.

The DMK, a constituent of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, urged it to declare 'Thirukkural' as national literature and declare Tamil as official language of the country.

As the interest of the people in non-Hindi speaking regions had to be protected, all official languages of the States should be declared as the official languages of the country, it said.

In another resolution, the party demanded that the Centre bring in a legislation to provide Reservation for minorities during the current session of Parliament. The Centre should ensure Reservation in private sector also, it stressed.

Taking into consideration the differences among the States in sharing river waters, the Centre should expedite the linking of rivers. On a priority basis, it should implement the linkage of peninsular rivers in the South which faced more problem in sharing of river waters, the party said.

It said all sections of the people, who were affected by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's ''anti-people measures'' should vote for the DMK-led DPA to dethrone the Jayalalithaa regime in May eight Assembly election.

They should bring back the DMK Government and put an end to the ''sadistic Jayalalithaa regime,'' the resolution added.

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