“I don’t think it is proper on his part to comment on domestic retailers. It is very important that farmers, MSMEs feel part of the policy,” Sharma said.
Walmart is also under probe in India for alleged bribing of Indian officials. The one-man committee headed by Justice Mukul Mudgal investigating these allegations had submitted its report to the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs last Thursday.
The report had stated that that in the absence of material evidence it was not possible to conclude whether Walmart had broken the law. The panel, however, did not give a clean chit to the company and has suggested that the case could be investigated further based on fresh disclosures made by Walmart to the US Congress.
The Union Cabinet is yet to take up the report.