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An Indian proprietor of a parcel service sits in his shop in New... News PhotoEconomy,Finance,Horizontal,India,New Delhi,Owner,Sitting,StorePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPAn Indian proprietor of a parcel service sits in his shop in New Delhi on November 5, 2012. The ruling Congress party has rolled out its big guns to defend the move to let the likes of Walmart set up shop in India, but they are confronting an alliance stretching across the political spectrum. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's left-leaning government announced in September that it was lowering the bar for foreign firms to operate in sectors ranging from retail to insurance, in a bid to revive its fortunes before elections in 2014 but elsewhere in the country, a broad array of Congress opponents are vowing to scupper the changes. AFP PHOTO/Anna ZIEMINSKI (Photo credit should read ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)