Sushma demands all-party meet over FDI in retail

Sushma Swaraj demanded that the UPA government convene an all-party meeting over the issue of FDI in retail.

Indore: Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha
Sushma Swaraj on Monday demanded that the UPA government convene
an all-party meeting over the issue of FDI in retail before
making any statement on it in the Parliament.

"Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee called me this morning
on phone over smooth running of Lok Sabha and the stalemate
due to FDI in retail issue," she told reporters at the city
airport here.

"Mukherjee told me that the government is interested in
making a statement on the issue in the Lok Sabha," she said,
adding, "I told him to convene an all party meeting first
where the government should make its stand clear on the FDI
row."

It should not only be the BJP but all political parties
should know and draw a consensus on the issue if required,
Swaraj said.

She said the BJP`s adjournment motion over the issue be
allowed for discussion in the Lok Sabha.

"Let the UPA government clarify its stand on FDI in
retail only then Lok Sabha would run smoothly. There would be
no compromise on it," she added.

PTI

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