Government on Thursday made clear its readiness for a debate that entails voting on the FDI issue in Rajya Sabha.
This was conveyed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.
"I have said our party and the government is in favour of running both the Houses of Parliament and whatever decision in whatever rule is taken by the Chairman should be towards running the House," he told reporters outside Parliament House.
To a question, he said, "If the Chairman decides to have a discission by vote, well, we have to be ready for a vote."
The Minister's remark came shortly after Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar allowed a discussion on the subject under a rule that entails voting, bringing an end to the four-day logjam in the Lower House over the issue.