New Delhi, Nov 29 (IBNS) The ongoing deadlock in both Houses of the Parliament over Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail ended on Thursday as the Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman allowed debate on the issue under rules that entail voting, reports said.
After an all-party meeting, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari allowed the debate under Rule 168 which entail voting.
Ansari called the all-party meeting on Thursday in order to resolve the deadlock on FDI in multi-brand retail issue after the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till Friday following an uproar over the SC/ST quota.
"We want parliament to function under any circumstances and I have told the Rajya Sabha Chairman that whatever decision he takes is acceptable for us including voting," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said.
Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar announced that a discussion, followed by voting on FDI, will take place.
The date and time of the voting would be announced later.