All party meeting on Parliament stalemate over FDI tomorrow
New Delhi: Faced with a deadlock in Parliament over FDI in retail, Government has convened an all-party meeting here tomorrow as the Left and the Right have remained adamant on discussion under a rule that entails voting.
Convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath, the meeting comes at a time when the first two days of the winter session last week saw Parliament being paralysed on the issue.
The stalemate has continued since the start of the session on November 22 with the government showing no signs of yielding to the opposition demand.
There has been no word from the government on whether it would accept the opposition demand, but UPA floor managers are said to be working overtime to ensure adequate numbers to ward off any threat in the event of a vote.
Soaring temperatures and heat waves have gripped North India, as locals try to beat it by drinking fluids and covering themselves as they drive their vehicles. The effect of the rising temperatures was visible in Allahabad, where scores of people turned up to take bath in the Ganges river to beat the heat.
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