Upping the ante, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the UPA government for “hurriedly” notifying FDI in multibrand retail, saying it had no business doing so after being reduced to a “minority.”

“I have just come to know through the media that the Centre has notified FDI in multibrand retail today. Is it ethical, moral and democratic for a minority government to issue government order forcibly and hurriedly when massive protests against it are taking place across the country?” she said on her Facebook page, terming the move “shocking.”

This action by a minority government raised questions about its credibility, she said. “It also defied democratic traditions in the context of the assurance given in a statement by the former Finance Minister [Pranab Mukherjee] on December 7, 2011 in the Lok Sabha to go in for consensus among all stake holders before taking a decision.”

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