UPA wins FDI vote in Lok Sabha

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaks during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaks during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal speaks in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal speaks in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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JD(U) president Sharad Yadav speaks in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

JD(U) president Sharad Yadav speaks in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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BJP member Murli Manohar Joshi, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Lok Sabha. PTI Photo/TV grab

BJP member Murli Manohar Joshi, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Lok Sabha. PTI Photo/TV grab

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Former prime minister and JD-S chief HD Devegowda speaks in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

Former prime minister and JD-S chief HD Devegowda speaks in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel speaks during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel speaks during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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BJP members during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

BJP members during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha speaks during the debate on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha speaks during the debate on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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MoS for HRD Shashi Tharoor speaks during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

MoS for HRD Shashi Tharoor speaks during a debate on FDI in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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Speaker Meira Kumar, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Communications and IT MInister Kapil Sibal in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

Speaker Meira Kumar, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Communications and IT MInister Kapil Sibal in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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An electronic display board shows the results of FDI vote on the motion to oppose 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, in Lok Sabha. PTI Photo/TV grab

An electronic display board shows the results of FDI vote on the motion to oppose 51% FDI in multi-brand retail, in Lok Sabha. PTI Photo/TV grab

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An official's car drives past Parliament House in New Delhi. Congress led government won a crucial vote in favor of its decision to open up the country's huge retail sector to foreign big-box companies like Wal-Mart, a move that its opponents said will crush small shop owners and farmers. (AP Photo)

An official's car drives past Parliament House in New Delhi. Congress led government won a crucial vote in favor of its decision to open up the country's huge retail sector to foreign big-box companies like Wal-Mart, a move that its opponents said will crush small shop owners and farmers. (AP Photo)

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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav talks to the media staging a walkout from Lok Sabha just before the voting on FDI in New Delhi. The government won the vote. (AP Photo)

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav talks to the media staging a walkout from Lok Sabha just before the voting on FDI in New Delhi. The government won the vote. (AP Photo)

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Union minister of Housing and poverty alleviation Ajay Maken, and Union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal leave Parliament House after winning a vote on foreign direct investment in Lok Sabha (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

Union minister of Housing and poverty alleviation Ajay Maken, and Union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal leave Parliament House after winning a vote on foreign direct investment in Lok Sabha (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

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Minister of external affairs Salman Khurshid and Congress MP Naveen Jindal leave Parliament after winning a vote on foreign direct investment. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

Minister of external affairs Salman Khurshid and Congress MP Naveen Jindal leave Parliament after winning a vote on foreign direct investment. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

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Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath addresses the media after winning a vote on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Lok Sabha. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

Parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath addresses the media after winning a vote on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Lok Sabha. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

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BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi addresses the media after losing a vote on foreign direct investment in Lok Sabha. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi addresses the media after losing a vote on foreign direct investment in Lok Sabha. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

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Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal addresses the media after winning a vote on foreign direct investment in Lok Sabha. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal addresses the media after winning a vote on foreign direct investment in Lok Sabha. (HT Photo/Sonu Mehta)

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Union ministers P Chidambaram, Jitin Prasad, Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora exit Parliament after voting on FDI, in Lok Sabha. (Agencies)

Union ministers P Chidambaram, Jitin Prasad, Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora exit Parliament after voting on FDI, in Lok Sabha. (Agencies)

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Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj addresses the media as party colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad looks on at Parliament House during the winter session in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj addresses the media as party colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad looks on at Parliament House during the winter session in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

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Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav addresses the media at Parliament House during the winter session in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav addresses the media at Parliament House during the winter session in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

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Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati along with party MPs talk to reporters at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Agencies)

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati along with party MPs talk to reporters at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Agencies)

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Parliamentarians leave Parliament House during the winter session in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

Parliamentarians leave Parliament House during the winter session in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

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Minister of State for women and child development Krishna Tirath comes out of Parliament after voting on FDI, in New Delhi. (Agencies)

Minister of State for women and child development Krishna Tirath comes out of Parliament after voting on FDI, in New Delhi. (Agencies)

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Minister of State for urban development Deepa Dasmunshi comes out of Parliament after voting on FDI in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi. (Agencies)

Minister of State for urban development Deepa Dasmunshi comes out of Parliament after voting on FDI in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi. (Agencies)

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Union minister Praful Patel comes out of Parliament after voting on FDI in Lok Sabha, New Delhi (Agencies)

Union minister Praful Patel comes out of Parliament after voting on FDI in Lok Sabha, New Delhi (Agencies)

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Ministers leave after voting on FDI in Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament, New Delhi (PTI Photo)

Ministers leave after voting on FDI in Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament, New Delhi (PTI Photo)

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Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and CPI leader D Raja at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Agencies)

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and CPI leader D Raja at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Agencies)

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior BJP leader LK Advani listen to commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma during a debate on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior BJP leader LK Advani listen to commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma during a debate on FDI in retail in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. PTI Photo/TV grab

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Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj speaking in the House at the end of the debate on FDI in retail in Parliament. (Agencies)

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj speaking in the House at the end of the debate on FDI in retail in Parliament. (Agencies)

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