The UK Govt could not enter into free trade agreement with India

Statements of opposition parties in the UK

David Lammy, MP, Labour Party addressing the ‘Global India Forum’ in London. (Credit – India Today)

London (Britain) – “Britain’s Conservative Party has been in power since 2010. So far, many Diwali have passed but the Party has not signed a free trade agreement with India. The Party made tall promises but did not take concrete steps. If our Labour Party comes to power, it will work for free trade agreement with India on priority. Also, the strategic partnership between India and Britain will be taken forward,” said David Lammy, MP, Labour Party. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had said, “free trade with India will be signed only if it is in the interest of the Country”.

Addressing the ‘Global India Forum’ in London, David said, “we need to re-establish trade relations with India. I appeal to India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal to help us as soon as possible. The Labour Party is ready for this. It does not matter who is in the government, our relationship with India is very important. Today India is our 12th largest business partner. We need to improve it.”