New Delhi: In order to end the impasse in the Rajya Sabha over FDI in multi-brand retail, the government has called all-party meeting on Wednesday, while the opposition parties will hold an agitation at Jantar Mantar on the same issue.

On Tuesday, the Opposition members created ruckus in the Upper House prompting Chairman Hamid Ansari to admonish members.

The disruptions were caused by Opposition members on two issues - some wanted a discussion on whether Walmart lobbied in India to push the FDI policy and others - mainly the Samajwadi Party - protested against a possible discussion on reservation to SCs and STs in government job promotions.

On the other hand, the opposition has decided to take the FDI battle to the streets outside Parliament. The BJP, its allies and the Left parties will be holding an agitation at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, which will begin at 11 am, just as Parliament convenes.

After losing the vote last week on whether FDI should be allowed in India, the opposition has demanded that a parliamentary committee must probe allegations that Walmart lobbied to get access to the country's vast retail sector.

JPN/Agencies

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