All party meet on FDI in retail over; stand-off continues

New Delhi , Nov 29: The all party meet on FDI in retail has ended with no consensus between the government and all parties. The meeting was convened by House Leader in the Lok Sabha, Pranab Mukherjee where they discussed the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, which has become the bone of contention not only with the opposition but also with allies of the government.

The move comes when the Winter Session of Parliament has already lost five days without any major business. The two houses were adjourned on Monday (Nov 28) on the issue of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail.

The meeting was attended by main Opposition Part,y Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies, the Left, AIADMK, along with parties giving external support to government like Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party. And allies like Trinamool Congress and DMK demanded a rollback in the decision to allow FDI in retail.

BJP has threatened that it will not let the Parliament function without a rollback in the proposal of the FDI in retail. Meanwhile, both houses were adjourned till 12 am to help resolve the deadlock. 

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