BJP demands debate, voting in Parliament on FDI
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Parliament member M Venkaiah Naidu today demanded the Congress-led UPA government to call for a debate on FDI in retail in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
The party would stick to its stand opposing FDI in retail as the Congress had taken the decision unilaterally and also demand voting on it in Parliament, he said.
Asked if the party will look for an alternative if the Congress government 'collapses' in the voting in Parliament over FDI, he said the 'people will judge' on it.
Indifference, incompetence, incoherence, inconsistency, indecision of the Congress-led UPA is costing the country, he said and alleged that the UPA government has no commitment to run Parliament smoothly as only the Congress alliance parties like SP, BSP and DMK stalled the proceedings in Parliament for four days (November 22, 23, 26 and 27) earlier.
The BJP had not obstructed the proceedings but 'only gave notice to the Speaker to allow debate on FDI in retail', Mr Naidu clarified.