FDI in retail in interest of nation: Cong MP

A Congress member said FDI in retail was in the interest of the nation at a time when Rs one lakh crore worth of fruits and vegetables perish.

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011, 15:57 PM IST

New Delhi: A Congress member on Wednesday said FDI in
retail was in the interest of the nation at a time when Rs one
lakh crore worth of fruits and vegetables perish for want of
cold storages despite the government deciding to keep under
suspension the decision.

K S Rao said in the Lok Sabha that since the UPA was not a
single party government, it had to keep the decision on hold.
This was in apparent reference to the opposition by Trinamool
Congress and the DMK on the issue.

He said that Parliament was meeting after nine days of
uproar by opposition on the issue and wanted leaders of the
opposition parties to evolve a code of procedure for the
conduct of the House.

Rao said if a student does not attend a certain number of
classes he is not allowed to appear for examination and the
same needed to be applied in Parliament. Government has to
bring a regulation in this regard, he suggested.

The duty of MPs was to evolve laws which motivate people
to work.
Rao was participating in the discussion on Supplementary
Demands for Grants (General).

PTI