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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. Photo: PTI

The four-day logjam in Lok Sabha over the FDI in retail ended today with Speaker Meira Kumar
allowing a discussion on the subject under a rule that entails voting.
   
"I have received 30 notices for discussion on FDI in multi-brand retail under Rule 184. I have admitted the motion to allow the discussion. The date and the time will be decided later," the Speaker announced in the House.
   
Her observation came minutes after the Leader of the HouseSushilkumar Shinde, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamalnath and Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj met her in her chamber before the House met for the day.
   
Government had yesterday itself given clear signals that it has no problem in having a discussion on FDI under a rule that entails voting after Nath held consultations with Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley.
   
Swaraj welcomed the decision of the Speaker. "I welcome the decision. I assure you smooth functioning of the House," she said immediately after the Speaker allowed it.
   
Parliament has not been functioning since Winter Session began on November 22 with the Left and the Right making a common cause on the demand for a discussion under a rule that entails voting.

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