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Aug 18, 2012 at 01:11pm IST

Centre sends AK Antony to meet Mamata Banerjee over FDI in retail

Kolkata: Defence Minister AK Antony met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Writers' Building in Kolkata to convince her over FDI in retail.

Acting as the Prime Minister's emissary, Antony is likely to try and convince Mamata to agree to some of the economic reform bills like FDI in retail and forward trading.

The UPA is trying to pass these bills in the current monsoon session of Parliament. Mamata has always been a strong voice against FDI.

Centre sends Antony to meet Mamata over FDI

Acting as the Prime Minister's emissary, AK Antony may try and convince Mamata Banerjee to agree to some economic reform bills.