The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu will decide on Tuesday the stand to be taken by its Members in Parliament on the no-confidence motion to be moved by the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on the first day of the session against the UPA-II regime.

The winter session of Parliament will begin on Thursday (November 22).

Party sources in Chennai said a meeting of party MPs – nine in the Lok Sabha and five in the Rajya Sabha – scheduled for Tuesday will discuss the issue threadbare. It will be presided over by party general secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

“We have to see whether the no-confidence motion is for only opposing the FDI or it is general in nature to highlight the overall failure of the Manmohan Singh government on various fronts,” they said.

It may be recalled that Ms. Jayalalithaa, while addressing industrialists in Chennai on November 5, had termed FDI in multi-brand retail as a “double-edged sword,” which needed to be handled “dexterously”.

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