Parl paralysed for 9th day, FDI deadlock continues

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Dec 02, 2011 15:48 IST
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    An activist of Shiv Sena, burns a pamphlet during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector, in Jammu.

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    Members of Bharatiya Janata Party hold placards and shout slogans against Central government during a protest against FDI in retail sector, in Bangalore.

  • FDI protest

    Members of Bharatiya Janata Party hold placards and shout slogans against government during a protest against FDI in retail sector, in Bangalore.

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    Activists from the CPI-ML shout anti-government slogans as they burn an effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest against the government's decision to ...

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    Activists of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) during a protest against the government's decision to allow 51% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ...

  • FDI protest

    An activist of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, burns a pamphlet during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector, in Jammu.

  • FDI protest

    Activists of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) during a protest against the government's decision to allow 51% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ...

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    Members of various trade organisations staged a protest rally and took out a mock funneral procession  of noted multi national retailer Carrefour before burning its  ...

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    BJP MLAs burn the effigy of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit against FDI in retail in New Delhi.

The deadlock in Parliament over FDI in retail and several other issues continued for the ninth day today with the opposition and some members of UPA partner Trinamool Congress creating uproar in both Houses to press for their demands.

Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned minutes after they met for the day.

As soon as speaker Meira Kumar took up the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Basudeb Acharia (CPI-M) was on his feet and tried to draw her attention to the FDI issue. He was joined by BJP member Murli Manohar Joshi.

Joshi had given a notice for adjournment motion to censure the government on allowing 51% FDI in retail. BJP and Left members were on their feet and raised slogans.

UPA ally Trinamool Congress also protested against FDI in retail with some of its members raising slogans demanding withdrawal of the decision.

MPs from Kerala held placards demanding appropriate steps to deal with the Mullaperiyar dam issue.

"Safety of Kerala, Water for Tamil Nadu" read the placards.

As some members walked into the Well to press for their demand, the speaker adjourned the House till noon.

In the Rajya Sabha, opposition members rose in protest as soon as chairman Hamid Ansari took his seat. They raised slogans to demand rollback of the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retailing.

"FDI vapas lo...vapas lo (roll back FDI)...East India Company wapas jao...," chanted members belonging to BJP, BSP, AIADMK and SP.

As they left their seats to enter the Well, Ansari adjourned the House till noon.

 

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