Uproar over Walmart lobbying report forces adjournment in RS, Oppn demands PM's reply

Dec 10 2012, 14:51 IST
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Wal-Mart has in its lobbying disclosure report to the US Senate said it has spent Rs 125 crore on lobbying for entering the Indian market. Wal-Mart has in its lobbying disclosure report to the US Senate said it has spent Rs 125 crore on lobbying for entering the Indian market.
SummaryWalmart spent millions in lobbying, which is illegal in India and is a kind of bribe, says BJP.

by it got defeated in both Houses last week with government securing numbers with the help of BSP and SP.

While BSP members today kept seated, those from SP were on their feet joining the issue with BJP and Left.

Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) urged the Chair to ask the government to consider the matter very important and come up with an answer.

D Raja (CPI) said a letter has already been written to the Prime Minister in this regard.

Ravishankar Prasad (BJP) also reminded that Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley had talked in detail about it but "then the government said that there was no such thing".

Shivanand Tiwari (JD-U) said Prime Minister should reply.

The House was first adjourned for ten minutes. But similar scenes were witnessed when it reassembled. Adding to the pandemonium, SP members trooped into the Well on promotion in reservation issue forcing the Chair to adjourn the House till 2 pm.

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