BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday kept up the suspense on her party’s stand on voting on the FDI in retail issue in Rajya Sabha, saying it will be declared on the floor of the House. “The House was not running smoothly earlier. It is functioning today and it is Private Member’s Bill on Friday. Whenever it will be taken up in the House, we will make our party’s stand clear on the floor of the House,” she told reporters outside Parliament House.
To repeated queries on the issue, she merely said, “When the discussion will take place we will make our stand known.”
On Samajwadi Party’s opposition to the SC/ST Promotion Bill, she said, “Quota for promotion of SC/ST employees in service is not new and has been the practice since the Constitution came into force in the country. There were some problems in between and there were also amenedments in Parliament. The current amendments are in continuation of this.” [DNA]