India’s finance minister called for the country’s political parties to allow the nation to bring in major foreign retailers.
Nov. 30, 2011 Shiv Sena activists burn an effigy representing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) during a protest in Jammu, India. India's ruling party failed to persuade both its allies and the opposition to support the country's new open-door policy for foreign retailers. The Indian cabinet’s decision last week to let foreign retailers own up to 51 percent of supermarkets has unleashed a political furor across the country, with parties across the spectrum demanding its immediate revocation. Channi Anand/AP Buy Photo