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Question for Left

After raising a storm in Delhi and Washington by linking the fate of the Indo-US nuclear deal to India’s vote in the Iran crisis, American ambassador David C. Mulford (in picture) has stepped on Left toes.

Parts of the interview he gave to PTI last week, virtually issuing an ultimatum to India to vote against Iran and refer it to the UN Security Council, released on Sunday quote him as asking the Left why it opposes foreign investment in retail.

“Why does Left oppose it' Are they opposed to farmers and business guys and others getting credit developing their livelihoods and their businesses' I don’t understand what their opposition is about because the beneficiaries are the regular working people of India.”

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