Today, Winter Session of the Parliament has begun and alonwith with it the final countdown has also started for the fate of the UPA government's bold decision to permit FDI in retail in India.
During the last few weeks, even the parties that supporting the UPA government - either from inside or from outside - have on several occasions voiced their dissent to the government's decision to allow FDI in the retail sector.
The Manmohan Singh led government has been trying at all steps to
build consensus over the issue, but as it seems it has not been very
successful. An apparently scared government has accepted to a discussion in parliament without voting on FDI.
This Winter Session is going to decide not only the fate of the FDI policy
of the UPA government but also the every existence of the government.
Mamta Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already moved a no-confidence
motion in the parliament.