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Confident of facing FDI storm: Manish Tewari

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 11:00 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Ahead of parliament's winter session starting Nov 22, the government Wednesday said it "will cross the bridge" when required on the FDI issue.

"We will cross the bridge when we come to it," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told reporters.

The opposition parties have threatened to protest over the issue.

"The parliament session has not begun yet. The floor leaders of the various political parties are yet to meet. When the push comes to shove, we will not be found wanting," he said.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the party was not afraid of any debate in parliament.

"We are not afraid of any debate in parliament," Singhvi told reporters.

He said the party had chosen the foreign direct investment (FDI) issue in public interest and had sought to clarify any misgivings related to it.

"But we don't want a debate with obstructions and ulterior motives," he said.




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