Thursday, December 1, 2011

Government has no majority on FDI issue: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday accused the government of violating the federal structure by taking a unilateral decision on allowing foreign direct investment in retail.

Talking to reporters in the national capital, BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia said the centre was violating the federal structure by taking a decision on the subject which is in the states' domain.

'Multi-brand retail trade is a state subject, and no state in the country has asked the centre to invite FDI,' Ahluwalia said here.

He also accused the government of shying away from a debate on the subject as it was aware it has no majority backing on it.

'Why are they avoiding the discussion, they know they have no majority,' Ahluwalia said.

The opposition parties have insisted on a debate on FDI in retail under an adjournment motion that entails voting.

The BJP also said the opposition parties would not accept any change in the text of the adjournment motion.

'We will not compromise on the text of the adjournment motion at all,' BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters outside parliament.

Source: Yahoo News!

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