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We want a debate on FDI in Parliament, says Left: Highlights

New Delhi Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Left's Sitaram Yechury and D Raja said that they  want a vote on FDI in Parliament. Here are the highlights:

Sitaram Yechury:

  • We want winter session to function
  • Left wants vote on FDI in Parliament
  • Want the government to understand reality
  • All the principal states from which the Congress has a large number of seats are in crisis
  • To cut their losses, they may go in for early elections
  • But none of us are forcing early elections
  • No matter when the elections happen, we will perform better in Bengal
  • Mamata Banerjee's real face has been exposed in front of the people. There have been incidents of police firing, atrocities against women

  • On Rahul Gandhi: They had handed over charge earlier, we think a formal announcement was made

  • On 2G scam: For 122 licences, the government of India earned little over Rs 9000 crore. For 22 circles auctioned the government has already earned more
  • The government and corporates both have vested interest in keeping prices are low - this has been an act of connivance
  • The government, it suits them well, to say see there has been no corruption

D Raja:

  • Appeal to all parties to take a similar stand to protect country's interests
Story First Published: November 16, 2012 13:10 IST

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