Walmart row rocks Parliament

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A scene in Lok Sabha in New Delhi:BJP members shouting slogans, demanding suspension of the question hour. The issue of Walmart lobbying to open the way for FDI in retail rocked both houses of Parliament as the Opposition demanded probe into the matter. (PTI Photo)

A scene in Lok Sabha in New Delhi:BJP members shouting slogans, demanding suspension of the question hour. The issue of Walmart lobbying to open the way for FDI in retail rocked both houses of Parliament as the Opposition demanded probe into the matter. (PTI Photo)

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BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding a probe into the Walmart lobbying in the US to open the way for FDI in retail. (PTI Photo)

BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding a probe into the Walmart lobbying in the US to open the way for FDI in retail. (PTI Photo)

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Speaker Meira Kumar, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and BJP member Yashwant Sinha in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session. BJP MP Yashwant Sinha raised the issue of Walmart lobbying to open FDI in retail saying "it was a matter of shame". (PTI Photo)

Speaker Meira Kumar, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and BJP member Yashwant Sinha in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session. BJP MP Yashwant Sinha raised the issue of Walmart lobbying to open FDI in retail saying "it was a matter of shame". (PTI Photo)

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath speaking in Lok Sabha. Kamal Nath speaking on the issue of Walmart lobbying to open the way for FDI in retail said the government was open to a probe. (PTI Photo)

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath speaking in Lok Sabha. Kamal Nath speaking on the issue of Walmart lobbying to open the way for FDI in retail said the government was open to a probe. (PTI Photo)

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Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari asking members in the Rajya Sabha to allow the House to function. Following frequent disruptions by the Opposition members over Walmart lobbying issue, Ansari proposed to reschedule question hour or "dispense with it entirely". (PTI Photo)

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari asking members in the Rajya Sabha to allow the House to function. Following frequent disruptions by the Opposition members over Walmart lobbying issue, Ansari proposed to reschedule question hour or "dispense with it entirely". (PTI Photo)

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The Congress criticised the BJP over stalling the Parliament on Walmart lobbying issue. Information and broadcasting, minister Manish Tewari said if the BJP or anybody else has any evidence, it should have been made public. (PTI Photo)

The Congress criticised the BJP over stalling the Parliament on Walmart lobbying issue. Information and broadcasting, minister Manish Tewari said if the BJP or anybody else has any evidence, it should have been made public. (PTI Photo)

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BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad raised the issue of Walmart lobbying in the Parliament demanding a probe into the matter. "We want an independent body to conduct investigation on WalMart's lobbying expenditure, money spent on India discussions," he said. (PTI Photo)

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad raised the issue of Walmart lobbying in the Parliament demanding a probe into the matter. "We want an independent body to conduct investigation on WalMart's lobbying expenditure, money spent on India discussions," he said. (PTI Photo)

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MoS for Finance SS Palanimanickam, MoS Jitin Prasada, Congress MP Vijay Darda and CPI leader D Raja at Parliament House. The issue of Walmart lobbying to open the way for FDI in retail in India rocked both houses of Parliament as the Opposition sought a probe into the matter. (PTI Photo)

MoS for Finance SS Palanimanickam, MoS Jitin Prasada, Congress MP Vijay Darda and CPI leader D Raja at Parliament House. The issue of Walmart lobbying to open the way for FDI in retail in India rocked both houses of Parliament as the Opposition sought a probe into the matter. (PTI Photo)

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Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session. Sinha raised the Walmart lobbying issue in the Parliament and demande that the probe's disclosures should be made public. (PTI Photo)

Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session. Sinha raised the Walmart lobbying issue in the Parliament and demande that the probe's disclosures should be made public. (PTI Photo)

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