Decision on FDI will be announced only in Par: FM

Kolkata: Declining to comment on Mamata Banerjee`s statement that Centre has decided to put the FDI issue on hold, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said any Government decision will only be announced in Parliament.

"I cannot announce anything because Parliament is in session. Any government decision will be made in Parliament," Mukherjee said here shortly after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee`s statement that the Centre would suspend its decision on FDI in retail till a consensus was evolved.

"I talked to her twice, but officially I can`t make any announcement as Parliament is in session," Mukherjee told reporters at his residence. Banerjee had made the statement after talking to Mukherjee on telephone. Mukherjee arrived here to visit the chief ministers`s ailing mother Gayetri Banerjee in hospital.