Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday defended the government's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail move during a debate in the Lok Sabha on the issue and said the decision on the matter was not taken 'overnight'.
"FDI policy is not an overnight decision of the government. It is important to understand the context of the decision," Sharma said.
He urged the House to reject the motion against FDI.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Jatanata Party (BJP) leader and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said: "The debate on FDI that has been going on since Tuesday was detailed and meaningful.