Fdi Vote

  • FDI vote revealed BSP, SP, DMK hypocrisy: Yechury December 9, 2012

    CPM leader Sitaram Yechury has said that the vote on FDI in Parliament revealed the hypocrisy of political parties BSP, SP and the DMK. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Yechury insisted that the vote revealed the instability in Indian politics and shattered investor confidence. Below is the transcript of the...
  • UPA gave bribe to win FDI vote: Sitaram Yechury December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has accused the UPA government of using unfair means to defeat the Opposition's motion against bringing FDI in retail. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Yechury charged the government of bribing its way to secure a majority against the motion. Below is...
  • CBI used to press BSP, SP over FDI vote: Arvind Kejriwal December 8, 2012

    AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal has said that FDI in retail should have been decided through a referendum. He was speaking in Kolkata. ...
  • 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...
  • 'BJP sympathises with Muslims when it needs their votes' December 6, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said it is surprising that the BJP, which did not field a single Muslim candidate for Gujarat Assembly poll, finds that FDI is going to harm the interest of the community. "Amazing how a party that couldn't find a single Muslim...
  • The Last Word: Has the FDI vote cleared the way forward? December 5, 2012

    The UPA on Wednesday defeated the Opposition's motions against FDI in retail in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • 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. ...
  • FDI vote shows UPA is in minority: Mamata December 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, commenting on the victory of the UPA government in Lok Sabha by a slender margin of 35 votes on the motion on FDI, said it is a minority government. "The government is in a minority," Banerjee told reporters. In a post on Facebook, she said,...
  • FDI in retail: Who voted for whom December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was modest. After the win in Lok Sabha in the vote on FDI in multi-brand retail, the Congress President described her joy in minimal words. "I am happy about the win... not worried about Rajya Sabha," was all she said. On Wednesday evening, BJP...
  • 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...
  • Ahead of FDI vote, UPA tries to appease Telangana MPs December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: As a revolt appeared to be brewing among Congress MPs from Telangana ahead of voting on FDI in retail issue, the Government has convened on December 28 a meeting of political parties of Andhra Pradesh on separate statehood issue. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that he has...
  • Against FDI but won't trouble government: SP December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party said it was against Foreign Direct Investment in retail but would not do anything to "trouble the government" as the United Progressive Alliance continued talks with opposition parties on Wednesday to elicit their support during the FDI vote in the Lok Sabha. "Netaji (SP chief Mulayam...
  • Cong MPs from Telangana boycott party meet on FDI December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Keeping Congress on tenterhooks on their strategy during the crucial FDI vote on Wednesday, eight party MPs from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday boycotted a meeting called by party floor leaders in Parliament to seek their assurances on participation in the debate. The MPs, who have...
  • 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...