Walmart Lobbying Report

  • Govt announces judicial inquiry into lobbying by Walmart December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Bowing to opposition pressure, government on Wednesday announced a timebound inquiry by a retired judge into reports of lobbying by retail giant Walmart to gain entry into India. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath made the announcement as soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day. "Government will...
  • Disclosures not linked to Indian govt contacts: Walmart December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: US retail giant Walmart has responded to the charges being levelled by the Opposition leaders in India. A company statement says, "These disclosures have nothing to do with political or governmental contacts with India government officials." According to a US law of 1995, all companies that lobby for a...
  • The Last Word: Have Oppn MPs misunderstood the nature of lobbying? December 11, 2012

    Have Opposition MPs misunderstood the nature of lobbying as well as its legal status? ...
  • BJP using Walmart report to project FDI vote as tainted December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Smarting from the defeat in Parliament over the voting in Foreign Direct Investment in multibrand retail, the Bharatiya Janata Party is using Walmart disclosures about lobbying to project the vote as tainted. Ever since the Walmart lobbying report emerged, the BJP has been trying to corner Bahujan Samaj...