FDI in retail: Will support no-confidence motion by Oppn, says TMC

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 15:52

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: In what can be said as a big jolt to Left and Bhartaiya Janata Party (BJP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday refused to accept the demand of opposition parties for a debate on the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail under rules that entail voting.

Speaking to reporters after attending all party meet, Trinamool leader Sudip Bandopadhyay said, “Our party is ready for discussion on FDI and the Speaker should decide under which rule the discussion should happen.”

“We want discussion on the issue of FDI but not under Section 184,” the TMC leader further said.

However, Bandopadhyay said, “If the Opposition brings a no-confidence motion we will support it.”

An all-party meeting over the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail today failed to break the Parliament logjam with the government appealing to opposition parties to reconsider their demand for a debate under rules that stipulate voting and the latter remaining adamant.

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First Published: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 15:51

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