The government termed its winning of the FDI vote in the Rajya Sabha as a "rejection of the politics of the BJP".
FDI in the retail sector is against Gandhian ideology, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav slammed BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu for calling Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan Prabha Thakur a `bewakoof`.
Terming foreign direct investment in retail as a "black law" that would "kill the farmers", the Samajwadi Party asked the government to "think over the issue again".
Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury slammed the UPA`s move to bring FDI in retail, saying it would be of no benefit either to the people or the economy.
The Trinamool Congress was an ally of the UPA-II government but withdrew its support after the government approved 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail.
Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh today hailed UPA government`s victory on FDI vote in Lok Sabha.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy tonight hailed the pro-FDI vote in Lok Sabha.
UPA`s key constituent NCP Wednesday struck a discordant note by saying that it did not support implementation of the decision in Maharashtra.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said "this is a major step which will change" the face of the country.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday alleged that the Opposition had misled the Lok Sabha and the people on the FDI in retail issue.
Opposition BJP and Left parties demanded separate debates with voting on FDI in retail and related amendments in Foreign Exchange Management Act.
There has been a sharp fall in the quantity of damaged foodgrains over the past decade, government told the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
A book has come up with an archival photograph suggesting that a secretive holy man who died in Faizabad in 1985 could have been the nationalist leader.
Chairman of West Bengal`s Left Front Biman Bose on Tuesday said that Left parties would oppose FDI in retail in Parliament and also campaign outside.
Opposing FDI in multi-brand retail, Samajwadi Party on Tuesday said that the move is not in the interest of the country.
Trinamool Congress, which had earlier been ambiguous on the rule under which FDI debate should take place, moved a motion in Rajya Sabha seeking discussion with voting.
With a new round of reforms like allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, the Indian govt has raised the prospect of a continued strong economic growth, a US official said.
With the UPA govt agreeing to hold a debate and a vote on the controversial FDI in multi-brand retail from December 4, the Parliament is expected to function smoothly as it convenes after a two-day break on Monday.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said entry of big multinational companies would benefit local farmers.
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