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Nov 28, 2011 11:52 AM IST | Source: IBNLive.com

Opposition likely to stall Parliament over FDI

A stormy day is expected in Parliament on Monday as a united opposition is all set take on the UPA on the issue of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has submitted a notice of adjournment motion on the FDI issue on behalf of the party.

Opposition likely to stall Parliament over FDI

A stormy day is expected in Parliament on Monday as a united opposition is all set take on the UPA on the issue of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has submitted a notice of adjournment motion on the FDI issue on behalf of the party.


Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley has also moved a motion to discuss why the Government's decision on allowing FDI in retail should be revoked. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar has also moved a notice for the suspension of the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha.


"We want the House to discuss this issue by way of adjournment motion," Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj had tweeted earlier, adding Government's decision of allowing 51 per cent FDI in retail "is not acceptable to us".


Parties across the spectrum like the BSP, SP, AIADMK and the JD(U) are expected to join in the bandwagon and voice their opposition in Parliament, whereas the Left Front is expected to move an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise.


The government could be in for some major embarrassment with UPA allies like the DMK and Trinamool Congress expected to join the opposition in the protests.


The government is likely to be cornered in both Houses on issues ranging from FDI to price rise to black money.


The government says that a discussion on price rise is already listed. Since the government has accepted an adjournment motion on the issue of black money , a discussion can happen on Tuesday if the opposition favours it.

The Government is not likely to accept an adjournment motion on FDI because it doesn

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