Debunking BJP`s claim that government had suffered a moral defeat in Parliament on the FDI issue, Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday said that it is numbers that finally matter.
NDA will reject the notification allowing FDI in retail trade if it comes to power in the next General Elections, Sharad Yadav said on Saturday.
The UPA government winning the approval of Parliament for FDI in multi-brand retail "was not floor management but fund management", alleged Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Social activist Arvind Kejriwal who recently launched the Aam Aadmi party demanded a referendum on FDI in retail.
Strongly backing the decision to allow FDI in retail, PM Manmohan Singh said that it would benefit thousands of farmers in India by facilitating the introduction of latest technology.
After extending crucial support to the Centre on the FDI in retail issue, DMK on Saturday sought to cement its ties with UPA.
United States welcomed Indian Parliament`s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, noting that it`s a win-win for small businesses,farmers and will deepen economic co-operation between countries.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Friday said he would prefer to develop his state without allowing FDI in multi-brand retail.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has announced that her government was trying to make Delhi the first city to have foreign retail chains.
The Himachal government will not implement FDI in the retail markets of the state, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said.
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav said that the party will act against MP Upendra Kushwaha for voting in favour of the UPA government on the issue of FDI.
Buoyed by the victory on the FDI issue in Parliament, the government on Friday said it will bring more bills in coming weeks for ushering in economic reforms.
The government may have won the vote on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail but the overwhelming opinion in the two houses of Parliament was against the decision.
Confusion gripped the government after the FDI in retail debate in the Rajya Sabha over the exact number of votes cast in favour and against the UPA.
The AIADMK on Friday gave a "solemn assurance" to reverse the decision to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail after the next Lok Sabha elections.
Foreign equity in retail will benefit farmers, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
After Lok Sabha, the UPA government on Friday secured an easy victory in the Rajya Sabha as well on the issue of permitting FDI in multi-brand retail.
Lone member of the Rajya Sabha from Mizoram Lalhming Liana on Friday said he would not support the UPA government when voting takes place in the upper house on FDI in retail today.
After trumping the Opposition in the LS vote on FDI in retail, the UPA government appears set to sail through comfortably in the Rajya Sabha as well.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that he had discussed the issue of FDI in retail with top Nationalist Congress Party leaders.
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