New Delhi: Taking a line different from its ally BJP, JD(U) on Thursday said the debate on the FDI issue can take place under any rule and appealed to all political parties to allow Lok Sabha to function.

"Whether the discussion is under Rule 184 or 193, there should be a debate and this can happen only if all parties come together to discuss issues including the attack on the 5,000-year-old economy," JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said.

"Discussion can be held under any rule. There are several precedences. I want to appeal to the government that it should not be rigid that under which rule the discussion should take place," he said.

Yadav said he was pained at the disturbances because of which both the Houses had to be adjourned and appealed to all political parties, especially BSP and Samajwadi Party, to allow the Parliament to function.

"I want to appeal to all parties that functioning of Parliament is very important to tackle challenges faced by the country," he said.

Asked about BJP's stand that debate on FDI issue should be held under Rule 184 which entails voting, Yadav said, "I don't want to go into this. This can be sorted out in the business advisory committee. The House can solve this issue."

Both the Houses were adjourned today after BSP members demanded reservation in promotion for SC/ST officials and suspension of SP Government in Uttar Pradesh in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha respectively.


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