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All-party meeting fails to end FDI parliament logjam

Posted on Nov 26, 06:04PM | IANS

An all-party meeting over the issue of FDI in multi-brand retail Monday failed to break the parliament logjam with the government appealing to opposition parties to reconsider their demand for a debate under rules that stipulate voting and the latter remaining adamant.

After an over two-hour-long meeting held in the Parliament House, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told reporters: "It was a good meeting. Many members said the house must run...

"I will appeal to the parties demanding a discussion under rule 184 to reconsider their view, and I will discuss the sentiments expressed in the meeting with the presiding officers of the two houses."

Parliament was stalled for the third consecutive day Monday over the issue.