New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Opposition parties, including the BJP and the CPI−M, pressed Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to allow their notices for a debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail Thursday, the first day of parliament's winter session.
The speaker said their notices for a debate under Rule 184, which entails voting, were under consideration.
Leader of Opposition and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sushma Swaraj spoke from her seat and stressed that a debate on foreign investment in multi−brand retail should be allowed as the government had violated its earlier assurance of consulting parties over the issue. The Communist Party of India−Marxist raised slogans demanding a debate and a vote on the issue.
Differences with the government saw the Lok Sabha being adjourned repeatedly.