FDI battle: Parliament adjourned till noon
New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament were today adjourned till noon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition created ruckus demanding discussion and voting on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is firm on its demand for a discussion and voting on FDI in retail in Parliament, earlier gave a notice for suspension of Question Hour. Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu earlier in the day said there should be a debate as well as voting.
"Parliament cannot be a debating society alone. The debate has to be followed by accountability. When there is no agreement, the House has to decide it. It is a larger issue; even the allies are opposing it. And then the government was reduced to minority at that time when they took this decision. They have betrayed the Parliament. Now, they are going against the assurance given to Parliament that’s why we have given a notice for suspension of Question Hour," Naidu told ANI.
"We want discussion and we want voting also so that the entire country knows about it. We are not making it a prestige issue, it is in the larger interest of the country," he added.