NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Indian government on Friday
won a non-binding vote in the upper house of parliament on its
new policy to allow foreign superstores to enter the country's
$450 billion retail market.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress party-led minority
government secured the victory after one key regional ally voted
in favour of retail reform and another abstained.
The government won a vote in the lower house on Wednesday
thanks to abstentions of the same two regional groups, but had
originally looked set to lose in the upper house, where it has
fewer parliamentary seats.