Oppn planning to attack govt on FDI in retail

New Delhi: After the washout of the Winter Session`s first week over issues such as price rise and blackmoney, opposition is gearing up to corner government in Parliament on its decision to allow FDI in retail.

Key NDA ally JD(U) has given a notice of an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha on Monday and efforts are on for floor coordination among opposition parties including BJP, the Left, AIADMK, besides those supporting UPA such as BSP and SP.

Opposition sources maintained the aim was to bring even UPA allies like Trinamool Congress and DMK on board. These parties have already expressed their opposition to the government decision on FDI.

NDA Convener Sharad Yadav claimed that the entire opposition will remain united on this issue in Parliament.

"Parliament will not run at the cost of people. This decision of government will render crores of small business and vendors unemployed and destroy the unique village economy of the country," he said.

The JD (U) President, who had earlier also been opposing investment by multinationals and big Indian business houses in retail marketing sector, has also extended his support to the December one bandh call by traders against the move.

The sources said Yadav has already held consultations over the broad contours of the strategy to corner government on FDI in Parliament with leaders of BJP, CPI, CPM, AIADMK, SP and BSP.