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Business News/ Politics / Policy/  BJP to maintain position on FDI in Parliament
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BJP to maintain position on FDI in Parliament

The main opposition party urges government to vote on the FDI issue

BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain says the government has not kept its assurance to Parliament that the decision on FDI will be taken only after discussing the issue with all stakeholders. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)Premium
BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain says the government has not kept its assurance to Parliament that the decision on FDI will be taken only after discussing the issue with all stakeholders. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

New Delhi: The principal opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to continue its stance against foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after its parliamentary board met on Tuesday morning.

The BJP, along with the Left parties, has been demanding a discussion with a vote in Parliament on the FDI issue. BJP’s parliamentary board meets every week to discuss the party’s strategy in both houses of Parliament.

“Government has not kept its assurance to Parliament that the decision on FDI will be taken only after discussing the issue with all stakeholders. The sense of the House on the issue can be known only through voting. So the government should give up its adamant attitude," BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said.

“Government should not show arrogance of power and agree to the opposition’s demand. The BJP and the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) that it leads are not ready for anything less than voting and discussion. We want a debate only under Rule 184," she added.

The Congress has expressed its willingness for a discussion, but without a vote on the FDI issue.

PTI contributed to this story.

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Published: 27 Nov 2012, 01:19 PM IST
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