The Opposition BJP said that lobbying in India is illegal, and the Prime Minister must explain what impact the lobbying had in his decision to allow foreign supermarkets into the country.
The retail reforms were put to a vote last week under sustained pressure from the Opposition; the government won the vote in both Houses, partly because regional super-power Mulayam Singh Yadav ensured his party abstained during the vote.
Mohan Singh from Mr Yadav's party had a unique explanation for why any attempts at lobbying would have fallen flat with the Samajwadi Party. "No Samajwadi Party member can be lobbied with by Wal-Mart, we don't have any leader who can speak English," he said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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