Controversy

Business by other means

Print edition : January 25, 2013

Customers outside a Best Price mega store at Zirakpur, Punjab. Photo: AKHILESH KUMAR

In New Delhi in February 2007, (from right) Mike Duke, chief executive officer of Walmart, Rajan Mittal, vice-chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises, and Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and managing director of Bharti Enterprises. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

July 11,2001: Enron Corporation chairman Kenneth Lay greets Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray in Mumbai. Enron, through smooth lobbying, managed to cajole the Shiv Sena to such an extent that the Sena went from being the fiercest critic of Enron's Dabhol power project in Maharashtra to one of its biggest advocates. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, told Parliament that the RBI's database does not have any record of FDI in Cedar Support Services Ltd. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Frank Wisner, foreign affairs adviser to the lobbying firm Patton Boggs and former U.S. Ambassador to India, monitored Enron's investment proposal in India. Photo: G.R.N. SOMASHEKAR

M.P. Achuthan, Rajya Sabha member, has alleged that Walmart has made an illegal entry into India’s retail space. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

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