NEW DELHI, Dec 12 � Yielding to pressure from political parties, Government today announced a time-bound inquiry by a retired judge into reports of lobbying by retail giant Walmart to gain entry into India and inform the House �as fast as possible�, reports PTI.
�Today, I would like to inform the House that the Government will appoint a retired judge to hold an inquiry into the media reports concerning Walmart,� Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath announced in the Lok Sabha as soon as it assembled for the day.
Nath said the inquiry would be time-bound so that �as fast as possible, the House is informed of its results.�
As soon as the announcement was made, opposition members, including those of Trinamool Congress and the SP wanted the Government to clarify whether it would be a retired judge of the Supreme Court or the High Court.
�I have heard your suggestions, we have no hesitation in having an inquiry by a retired judge,� Nath said.