Reasserting its opposition to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, the Trinamool Congress said here on Friday that it would bring a resolution against the Centre’s decision in this regard in the winter session of Parliament and support any such motion moved by other political parties.
“The Trinamool Congress has made its opposition to FDI in the multibrand retail clear. The party will bring a resolution against FDI in multibrand retail and support other such motions brought by different political parties,” Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed told The Hindu.
The party would finalise its strategy in Parliament at a meeting of its parliamentary party here on Saturday, he said.
Senior Trinamool Congress leader and MP Saugata Roy said that the party would bring a resolution under rule 184 of Rules of procedure and conduct of business in the Lok Sabha that entails voting.
Since it withdrawal of support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in September the Trinamool Congress leadership has been vocal in its opposition to FDI in multibrand retail.
Trinamool chairperson Mamata Banerjee announced at a rally on October 1 in New Delhi that her party would bring a no-confidence motion against UPA government for its “anti-people” reform measures.
She has even urged “those who extending outside support to the UPA government to stand up and be bold to oppose this decision.”
Ms. Banerjee has been referring to the UPA government as a “minority government” and emphasised that the government must go to protect the interest of people of the country.
Meanwhile other political parties like Janata Dal (United) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have served notice to the Lok Sabha Speaker to hold discussions on the FDI in multibrand retail under rules that entail voting.
The winter session of the Parliament is scheduled to commence on November 22.