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FDI debate in Rajya Sabha: UPA is a lame duck Govt, says Arun Jaitley

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Slamming the government for its decision to allow foreign directt investment in multi-brand retail, the BJP leader said, "When you are 18 short of majority, then you cannot run the government as you please. You cannot touch the 272 mark in Lok Sabha - you will need support and help. And whenever you need help, you have to compromise and pay a price. The country is worried that with regards to investigative agencies and the government's work practices - we have seen the compromises for the past four years. After yesterday's vote, those worries have gone up. After that figure you are a lame duck government, and you are dependent on support which is costly."