Why waste parliament's time on this? They can conduct this 'voting on FDI' business in CBI office.
Having convinced all fence sitting friends by conceding to whatever demands they made(fullfilling is another matter), the sarkar now feels it will condescend to a 'debate' about FDI in LokSabha,Like all earlier 'voting' this will also involve behind the scenes'managemsnt'and dealing and whheling. But who cares ,the sarkar has agreed to a debate knowing fully well it means nothing.Could have agreed gracefully, lost the vote if necessary and then carried on brazenly forward. But 'Face Saving' is still important for this ruling coterie, which results in its ungainly contortions,making heroes out of paper tigers!
" the number of suitcases...."
I think it is only "number of cases" by the CBI. I do not think govt spent money this time. With CBI in your pocket, why waste money?
Good! The govt and its "supporting parties" were able to negotiate the number of suitcases that Congress shall share with them from its loot of 2G, Coal, CWG, etc. Assured of their support now, Congress shall allow parliament to function.
Victory of democracy!
I wish the vote happens-if for no other reason than to get everyone on record. And I fully expect the govt to win the vote. SP and BSP will either abstain or vote with the govt. In either event, UPA has the majority.