All−party meeting fails to end FDI parliament logjam

New Delhi, Nov 26: An all−party meeting over the issue of FDI in multi−brand retail Monday failed to break the parliament logjam with the government appealing to opposition parties to reconsider their demand for a debate under rules that stipulate voting and the latter remaining adamant.

After an over two−hour−long meeting held in the Parliament House, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told reporters: “It was a good meeting. Many members said the house must run…

“I will appeal to the parties demanding a discussion under rule 184 to reconsider their view, and I will discuss the sentiments expressed in the meeting with the presiding officers of the two houses.”

Parliament was stalled for the third consecutive day Monday over the issue.