Wednesday, 5 December 2012

UPA wins vote on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha

UPA wins vote on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha
Clean Media Correspondent

New Delhi, Dec 05 (CMC) The UPA government today won voting on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha with 253 votes against 218. Giving advantage to the UPA, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party members walked out of Lok Sabha during the debate on FDI in retail. SP and BSP support the UPA II from outside and has 22  and 21 members respectively.
Earlier, the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail was furiously debated in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with the opposition lashing out at the move as the government, confident of its numbers, appealed to all parties to vote in its favour. All the while, focus remained on which way the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would vote.

Till late afternoon, as the debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail continued in the lower house for the second day, the stand of the SP and the BSP was not clear till evening. Both parties prop the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) from outside.

The government, which appealed to all parties to vote in favour of its move and overcome the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) opposition, could draw some consolation from the SP that said it was against FDI in retail but would not do anything to trouble the government.

1 comment:

  1. SP and BSP are on the same old line and they will taste the salt of being absent in the parliament in future..!