Update: Arvind Gupta, via email, as shared the following clarifications with us: 1. We don't have enough information on CMS to comment right now. The govt. should come clear on CMS and PRISM 2. FDI in Ecommerce - On a lighter note, I had explained that when we opposed FDI in Retail, which was opposing FDI in Ecommerce. Two negatives made a positive. We will be reviewing the Industry needs and responding. Earlier: Arvind Gupta, the National Head of BJP's IT Cell, speaking yesterday at the 'The Internet We Want' discussion organized by the Software Freedom Law Center, said that the very fact that the party had opposed the proposal limiting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Multi-Brand Retail should be an indication that the party supported FDI in e-commerce. "You will have to wait for a couple of months for our vision on the Internet side, on agriculture and other things." On a worrying recent trend, he said that "More and more businesses want to operate out of India. FDI in ecommerce is a huge issue because companies are dying here." "Many people might not be aware, but in the last General Elections," Gupta added, "we were the only party to release an IT vision statement for this country. There was a separate manifesto for IT." The party is currently crowdsourcing its manifesto, Gupta said. Given that the Food Security Bill was being discussed in Parliament, the event saw limited participation from Parliamentarians, and no one from the Congress Party attended,…
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