Today : Friday - Apr 18, 2014, 02:34pm (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

National News
 

FDI debate: Who said what

Thursday - Dec 06, 2012, 11:31am (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

New Delhi - Some important quotes of speakers during the Lok Sabha debate on FDI in multi-brand retail and after the Congress-led UPA government won the vote.

Here are the main quotes:

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: “FDI has approval of the house. We are confident of numbers in the Rajya Sabha."

NDA convenor and Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav: “You may win this battle... but the future generations will not pardon us. You should reconsider the decision.”

Shiv Sena MP Anant Gangaram Geete: “We will not allow these foreign companies to step foot in Mumbai and neither will the citizens of India let them in... 70 percent of Indians are protesting against FDI (foreign direct investment).”

NCP leader Praful Patel: “FDI in retail is the need of the nation. It will help the nation progress. The apprehensions are uncalled for. We have to move with time. The youth want to move ahead with time and stand on their own feet.”

AIADMK MP M. Thambidurai: "The government's decision is a rude shock for the large number of traditional small traders.”

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta: “Government is ready to sacrifice the country for the cause of Wal-Mart. It is a signal to make India the most favoured destination for foreign multinationals."

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad: “They travel in imported cars and wear foreign watches but they say no to FDI in retail. I don't even keep a cellphone; these people (BJP) keep it next to their heart.”

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj: “Mulayam Singh had appealed to Sonia Gandhi (Congress chief) to withdraw FDI in retail. And he told her: 'If Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jai Prakash Narayan were here, FDI would not have come'. But I want to say that if Mulayam Singh had been here (in the house), then FDI would not have come.”

Commerce Minister Anand Sharma: “It is not an overnight decision. We have consulted all the states, political parties, consumer forums and farmers unions.”

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari: “It was the victory of pragmatism over ideological blinkers.”

BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi: "It was all by arrangement... This is a victory of CBI not FDI."





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus


Related Articles:
» Finance Minister to review IKEA’s FDI proposal on Monday
» Govt. approves 12 FDI proposals, including of Ratnakar Bank worth Rs. 802 cr
» FDI vote causes JMM-BJP fissures in Jharkhand
» Opposition wants Wal-Mart lobbying reports clarified
» TESCO eyeing Mumbai, Bangalore for expansion post Parliament FDI all-clear
» FDI bill passed using CBI pressure: Kejriwal
» Economist PM is wrong on FDI: BJP
» With parliament victory, UPA on firmer wicket
» FDI in favour of farmers, says Manmohan
» Manmohan Singh pitches for FDI, says 'it will benefit farmers'
» US welcomes Indian Parliament’s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail
» FDI in retail will benefit consumer, create opportunities: US
» FDI: Government's victory margin 21 in Rajya Sabha
» FDI: Government wins by 21 votes in Rajya Sabha
» Government wins FDI battle, says reforms on track
» Political management helped win FDI vote: Congress
» Confusion over two Rajya Sabha TDP MPs' vote on FDI
» Confusion over votes after Rajya Sabha FDI debate
» Rajya Sabha votes on FDI to be recalculated
» Overwhelming opinion against FDI decision, say BJP and CPI
» Government wins FDI battle, says reforms on track
» Himachal against FDI in retail: Dhumal
» Consulted everyone before going in for FDI: Sharma
» UPA wins FDI vote in Rajya Sabha
» Samajwadi Party walks out of Rajya Sabha ahead of FDI voting


Other Articles:
With help from rivals SP, BSP, UPA-II wins FDI vote (6th Dec, 2012)
New museums on government list to push archiving (6th Dec, 2012)
SC tells Karnataka to release water for Tamil Nadu (6th Dec, 2012)
Delhi cops to quiz Namdhari for two more days (6th Dec, 2012)
IBSA grouping now has strong competition from BRICS' (6th Dec, 2012)
Delhi government to review facilities at its hospitals (6th Dec, 2012)
With help from rivals SP, BSP, UPA-II wins FDI vote (6th Dec, 2012)
No case over funding of Hazare supporters' NGOs, court told (6th Dec, 2012)
FDI vote win is victory of CBI, says opposition (6th Dec, 2012)
Resolve power crisis in south India, says industry (6th Dec, 2012)
FDI policy has approval of the Lok Sabha: PM (6th Dec, 2012)
India, Bangladesh to ink extradition pact in January (6th Dec, 2012)
Government wins FDI vote - SP, BSP help out (6th Dec, 2012)
Key players in Babri mosque razing (6th Dec, 2012)
A 950 Pakistani delegates get visas for trade expo (6th Dec, 2012)
Committee to oversee Ambedkar memorial work: Chavan (6th Dec, 2012)
SC rejects Sangma's plea on presidential poll (6th Dec, 2012)
Nippy Wednesday in Delhi, Thursday to be same (6th Dec, 2012)
'Mulayam spoke against FDI, but was absent during vote' (6th Dec, 2012)
Jharkhand legislators boycott assembly session (6th Dec, 2012)
Haryana plans sanctuary for black bucks (6th Dec, 2012)
Panel's nod must for mobile phone towers, court told (6th Dec, 2012)
Centre okays Mumbai mill land for Ambedkar memorial (6th Dec, 2012)
Government wins vote on FEMA amendments (6th Dec, 2012)
A 14 parties against FDI, says Sushma Swaraj (6th Dec, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use