BJP fears losing Winter Session of Parliament
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:06
  
New Delhi: BJP on Friday charged the government with being adamant on the issue of FDI in retail and feared there would be no option left but to lose the entire winter session of Parliament in case it did not budge from its stand.

The opposition is demanding on roll back of the government's decision to allow FDI in retail.

"If the government is adamant, then whatever it wants it could do. And if the session is not functioning, then the entire responsibility lies with the government. If they don't rollback, then what option does anyone have? And we have a precedent of last year. It was exactly the winter session which they allowed to be wasted," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said.

He said the government allowed the last winter session of Parliament to be wasted and no sooner did the budget session start, they agreed to the setting up of the JPC to probe the 2G spectrum scam. "But they did not see it proper to agree to it in the winter session itself," he said.

Talking about the current stalemate over FDI in retail sector, Sinha said "economic reforms in this country for some people is only synonymous with foreign direct investment."

"If you permit FDI, then you are reformist and if you don't then you are non-reformist. This is the narrowest definition of economic reforms that I have ever heard in my life."

He alleged the government was saying "all kinds of lies in support of it" after touting it as a "huge reform step" without bothering about the consequences which will follow.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:06


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