The Retail 'nationalist' debate

The discussion on Indian TV (CNN-IBN) tonight?

Is FDI in Retail anti-national?

Well, don't bother watching. I'll tell you what the answer is.

YES, it is anti-national, if 'national' represents certain politicians (read, the communists and the pseudo-nationalists), the kirana store guys, traders (read, retail middlemen), and current big format retail players who can't stomach competition.

NO, it isn't anti-national, if 'national' means consumers in India!

So I guess the question that must be debated on TV needs to be 'What is NATIONAL?'


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