Opposition rigid for voting on FDI issue

New Delhi, Thu, 22 Nov 2012 NI Wire

Differences with the government on the FDI in retails issue damaged the first day of the winter session of Parliament whereas Opposition BJP has stressed for the voting in parliament on the issue. Not only BJP but CPI-MK also has demanded for the voting on the issue in parliament.

On the first day of the winter session of the parliament, opposition parties, including the BJP and the CPI-M, pressed Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to allow their notices for a debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail Thursday, the first day of parliament's winter session.

BJP leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj spoke from her seat and stressed that a debate on foreign investment in multi?brand retail should be allowed as the government had violated its earlier assurance of consulting parties over the issue. The Communist Party of India-Marxist raised slogans demanding a debate and a vote on the issue.

The speaker said their notices for a debate under Rule 184, which entails voting, were under consideration.

It is noted that the first day of the parliament remained stormy on the issued of FDI and parliament adjourned for the day finally.

(With inputs from IANS)



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