Nov 22, 2012, 03.52 PM IST | Source: PTI

Stormy start to Winter Session, no-trust move fails

Stormy start to Winter Session, no-trust move fails

New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) The Winter Session of Parliament today got off on a stormy note with the first day getting washed out over FDI in retail even as an effort by Trinamool Congress to bring the no-confidence motion flopped due to lack of requisite numbers. On a day when the Lok Sabha was adjourned twice before being adjourned for the day at 2 PM, the BJP pressed for a discussion on the FDI in retail issue under Rule 184 which entails voting. Left has already given notice for discussion under the same rule. Samajwadi Party has also given notice for adjournment motion on FDI, which Speaker Meira Kumar said was under her consideration. As soon as the two Houses met for the day, there was uproar in the Rajya Sabha over issues like FDI and reservation to SCs/STs in promotions. In the Lok Sabha, an attempt by former UPA ally Trinamool Congress to bring a no-confidence motion against the government over FDI in retail failed, with the Speaker disallowing it as it could not muster the required support of 54 members. The motion, first in the current Lok Sabha, was moved by Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party leader Sudip Bandopadhyay and was supported by BJD. However, it lacked the requisite numbers as only TMC's 18 members and BJD's three supported. The motion said, "This House expresses want of confidence in the Council of Ministers over its decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail as it is going to harm millions of small businesses." (MORE) PTI ARC RAM SPG AKK SMI


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