The politics behind India's no to RCEP deal
One of the factors was that there were no assurances on getting access to markets like China while the trade pact would have opened up India's market
Opposition to the possible signing of the deal came from Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), the two affiliates of RSS
New Delhi: India on Monday decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal saying it did not get any “credible assurance for India on market access and non-tariff barriers". Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, in the run up to the deal, was under intense pressure from affiliates of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), opposition parties and small-scale industries.