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Rajya Sabha member arrives on stretcher to vote

New Delhi Two Rajya Sabha members were too ill to attend the parliamentary debate on FDI in retail but they came for the voting - with one arriving on a stretcher.

N. Janardhana Reddy, a Congress member from Andhra Pradesh, arrived in a wheelchair to vote. He was in the lobby while the debate was taking place and later entered the house to vote.

The other member, Janardhan Waghmare, a Congress member from Maharashtra, arrived in the Rajya Sabha lobby on a stretcher. He did not come inside the house and was allowed by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to vote from the corridor.

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