BJP, CPI-M want vote on FDI in retail
New Delhi: 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.
The speaker said their notices for a debate under Rule 184, which entails voting, were under consideration.
Leader of Opposition and Bharatiya Janata Party MP 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.
Differences with the government saw the Lok Sabha being adjourned repeatedly.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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