Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Walmart row: PM, Sonia meet to resolve Parliament logjam

PTI  New Delhi, December 11, 2012
First Published: 13:05 IST(11/12/2012) | Last Updated: 13:10 IST(11/12/2012)

With proceedings in Parliament being disrupted, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday discussed ways to resolve the logjam over Walmart lobbying and quota in promotions issues.

Advertisement

Soon after Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned on Tuesday morning, senior UPA leaders, who are members of the Congress Core Group, gathered at the Prime Minister's Office in Parliament House and are understood to have been briefed by parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath.

The two Houses were adjourned over Opposition uproar over reports that the US retail giant Walmart had employed a firm to lobby its case in India. Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party have also been warring over the issue of SC/ST quota in promotions in government jobs.

Nath is also believed to have briefed the Congress top brass on the pending bills on financial matters, including the one to amend the banking laws.

Apart from the Prime Minister, Gandhi and Nath, union ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde attended the meeting among others, sources said.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Delhi BJP fast losing connect with voters

Trying to resolve the bigger issues plaguing the Capital in coordination with the Centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s seems to have lost its momentum in connecting with voters in Delhi.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved