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Dec 06, 2012 at 01:06pm IST

Minority government can't pass FDI, there can be no match-fixing: TMC

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday compared the debate on FDI in retail to match-fixing. The former UPA ally said that a minority government has no locus standi to fix the debate. "Match fixing won't do, minority government won't be allowed to fix debate. The government has to go," TMC leader Derek O'Brien said.

The UPA-II government won the winter test in the Lok Sabha, defeating the Opposition motions over FDI in retail and changes in Foreign Exchange Management Act.

Bouyed by its win in Lok Sabha on the issue, the government said it is confident of a victory in Rajya Sabha as well though the numbers are close even as Samajwadi Party (SP) made it clear it will not support UPA during voting on the issue in the Upper House. "I am fully confident that BJP's politics will be defeated. Congress won in Lok Sabha and we will win in Rajya

Sabha as well. Numbers are close but clear," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said.