By RUMMAN AHMED India's parliament was disrupted for the second successive day Tuesday as opposition lawmakers sought to equate a U.S.-mandated report of lobbying activities in Washington by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT -1.75% with the bribery of Indian officials. Wal-Mart, in a disclosure report to the U.S. Senate, has said it spent $25 million on lobbying over the past four years, including issues related to "enhanced market access for investment in India." Lobbying of U.S. government representatives is permitted under U.S. law and the disclosure was required by U.S. rules designed to promote transparent governance. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party, India's main opposition, claimed on Monday that the report "officially confirmed that Wal-Mart Company has indulged in lobbying in India, or in simple terms indulged in bribery," according to a party spokesman quoted in the Indian media Tuesday. The spokesman couldn't be reached for comment. Wal-Mart's activities are being closely watched in India since the government earlier this year allowed foreign supermarkets to set up shop in India through joint ventures. The move was controversial, with opponents, including the BJP, saying it will harm mom-and-pop shops. The BJP last week forced a vote in both chambers of parliament in a bid to undermine the measure but the government prevailed in both. Wal-Mart has rejected the BJP's claim that disclosing lobbying activities in the U.S. amounts to bribery of Indian officials. "These allegations are entirely false," the company said in a statement. "In accordance with U.S. law, U.S. companies are required to disclose the issues and expenditures associated with lobbying on a quarterly basis." It added: "The expenditures are a compilation of expenses associated with U.S. federal lobbying contacts and include staffing cost, association dues, and payments made to consultants, all in the U.S." But as parliament stalled for a second day over the issue, the government suggested it was ready to hold an inquiry into Wal-Mart's disclosures. "The government views this with concern. With as much concern as what you have. We are not running away from this concern," Kamal Nath, India's minister for parliamentary affairs, told lawmakers in the lower house of parliament Tuesday. "We have no hesitation in having an inquiry on this as much as it concerns the amount spent by them in India. We want to get to the facts of the matter," he added. Indian Parliament in Furor Over Wal-Mart Lobbying - WSJ.com ********************** Wall Street view?