Fire in Parliament ahead of crucial meeting on FDI

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New Delhi, Nov 28: A Fire broke out in two rooms of Parliament on Wednesday, Nov 28. The fire was reported from room number 7 and 8.

No major damage has been reported yet. Two fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to control the situation. According to sources, it could be a case of short circuit.

Kamal Nath and Rajiv Shukla

It seems that Parliamentarians had a major escape as Parliament did not convene on Wednesday owing to Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Officials have started an investigation into the case. Fire broke out ahead of much awaited meeting on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail.

Congress-led UPA government on Tuesday announced that it will abide by Lok Sabha Speaker's decision on whether or not a discussion on FDI will be followed by a vote. M Karunanidhi-led DMK and Sharad Pawar-led NCP also informed that they would back UPA's stand on FDI.

Leader of Parliament Affairs, Kamal Nath on Wednesday met BJP leader Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj to discuss the same issue. However, the meeting failed to break the deadlock over FDI.

After attending the meeting with Nath, Swaraj slammed the government saying, "If the govt is confident of numbers then why does it not go for voting under rule 184? We are sticking to our demand that a discussion on FDI should be under a rule that entails voting."

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