Fdi Debate

  • FDI has been supported by farmers: PM December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Parliament cleared foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday assured the nation again and said that the reforms push will benefit both farmers and consumers. "I am confident that it will benefit the farmers, and the consumers and our country,"...
  • Govt manoeuvred votes on FDI motion, claims Oppn December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Friday cried foul after their motion against FDI in multi-brand retail was defeated in Rajya Sabha, accusing government of "manoeuvring" votes by "colluding" with BSP and SP. Parties like BJP, CPI-M, CPI and Trinamool Congress insisted that the victory for the government came even as...
  • FDI in retail will not be allowed in Himachal: Dhumal December 7, 2012

    Shimla: The Himachal government will not implement FDI in the retail markets of the state as it will harm a large number of educated unemployed persons engaged in petty trades, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said on Friday. In a letter written to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand...
  • BSP to support UPA on FDI vote in Rajya Sabha December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday declared that her party will support the UPA government on FDI vote in the Rajya Sabha (RS). "The government's proposal on FDI has some loopholes but the plus point for the current FDI policy of Central government is that states won't be forced...
  • Won't vote in favour of UPA in RS on FDI: SP December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday said that it will not vote in favour of the government on FDI in retail. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal said, "We won't vote in the Rajya Sabha in favour of the government. We won't make our stand clear on walking out."...
  • Minority government can't pass FDI: TMC December 6, 2012

    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...
  • FDI vote in Parliament: The lighter side of the debate December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It was joy all over the Treasury benches as the opposition motion to withdraw the decision on FDI in retail was defeated in the Lok Sabha. Soon after the vote, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath for their efforts...
  • News 360: UPA defeats opposition motions on FDI in retail December 5, 2012

    The UPA on Wednesday defeated the Opposition motions in the Lok Sabha over FDI, including the motion against FEMA amendments. ...
  • UPA ready to sacrifice country for Wal-Mart: CPI December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The government's firm stand on bringing in FDI in multi-brand retail is a "signal to make India the most favoured destination for foreign multinationals", said Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta, slamming the move. Dasgupta, during the parliamentary debate on the subject, accused the government of "being ready...
  • PepsiCo to double potato procurement in India in 5 yrs December 5, 2012

    Sangareddy: PepsiCo on Wednesday said it is looking to double procurement of potato in India annually over the next five years from the current 2.4 lakh tonnes, a day after BJP leader Sushma Swaraj stated that the food and beverages major rejected local produce in Punjab. "We work with around...
  • We will become slaves of the West: SAD on FDI December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday opposed the government's decision to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail. Badal added FDI would lead to India becoming "slave" of the western countries. Participating in the debate in the Lok Sabha on the motion against allowing FDI in...
  • UPA disrupting RS to avoid vote on FDI: BJP December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Wednesday claimed that the disruption in the House is a tactic adopted by the UPA government and its allies in order to stay way from the FDI debate. Jaitley accused the government of diversionary tactics in the Rajya...
  • Lok Sabha set to discuss FDI in retail today December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: It is a huge day for Parliament as the Lok Sabha is set to enter into a debate on Tuesday on FDI in multi-brand retail. The debate will be carried out under rule 184, which allows voting. The Congress is putting up a brave front saying it's confident...
  • Lok Sabha to debate, vote on FDI on Dec 4, 5 November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The deadlock over FDI in retail came to an end in Lok Sabha on Thursday as the Speaker fixed the date for a debate and vote on the issue which will take place on December 4 and December 5. Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said the Opposition...