RCEP

With India deciding not to join RCEP, the Congress has claimed victory saying its forceful opposition ensured that the BJP government backs out from bartering the interests of farmers, dairy producers, fishermen and small and medium businessmen.

Opposition parties in Karnataka -- Congress and JD(S) -- on Friday expressed strong reservation over the central government's proposal on signing free trade agreement under RCEP, and warned of protests citing its impact on domestic sector, especially dairy.