New Delhi: Finally, PM Manmohan Singh's UPA govt managed to garner support from farmers of BJP-rules state i.e. Punjab.
"Our decision on FDI was supported by farmer organizations in Punjab," said PM Manmohan Singh.
Earlier, on Friday, UPa government haD won the approval of Parliament to its controversial decision of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail with a motion against it being defeated convincingly in Rajya Sabha, as the BSP voted in favour of the UPA.
After a two-day animated debate during which the Opposition attacked the proposal to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail, 123 members voted against the motion while 109 voted in favour.
The government strongly justified the FDI move saying it was in the best interest of the country.