FDI row, BSP derail parliament

arliament’s winter session began on a stormy note on Thursday with the row over FDI in trade and reservation for Dalits as well as tribals in promotions crippling the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.


In the melee, the Trinamool Congress came out bruised after its no-confidence motion against the government was rejected in the Lok Sabha due to lack of adequate support from opposition MPs.


Trinamool leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee promptly hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left for not backing her motion over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail trade.


Minutes before the session began, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the government was willing to discuss all issues in parliament, and sought the cooperation of political parties to let the house function smoothly… Andhra Reporter


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