Almost half of Parliament's Winter session was washed out on Friday, with the logjam over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail continuing for ninth-consecutive day.
'Down, Down, FDI', 'FDI Wapas Lo' rent the air in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with Trinamool Congress and DMK members joining the Opposition - BJP, Left, JD-U and Samajwadi Party - in the protests against the move.
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Some slogan-shouting Trinamool members, along with those from the Left, JD(U) and SP, even stormed the Well in the Lok Sabha.
With Parliament going into a four-day recess, the two Houses will now meet on December 7. The current session is slated to conclude on December 22.
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It was the repeat of the previous days in both Houses as uproar started soon after they met for the day. Both Houses were first adjourned till noon and then for the day.
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.
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In the Rajya Sabha, unruly scenes were witnessed just as the House met for the day with Opposition demanding rollback of the FDI decision.
Opposition members sprang on their feet the moment Chairman Hamid Ansari took his seat. As the slogan-shouting Opposition members were about to enter the Well, Ansari adjourned the House till noon.
When the House re-assembled, similar scenes were witnessed with the entire Opposition raising slogans.
In the din, Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan directed laying of papers. As the din continued, he adjourned the House for the day.
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A report in MAIL TODAY says: "An exasperated Congress has dared the Opposition to move a no-confidence motion against the government. The Congress maintained that it had the requisite numbers in the House.
"If there is any division in the House, our allies will be with us, voting," Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said. "If the Opposition has the numbers, let it bring a noconfidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha," he added.
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A source said if it comes to a vote, the allies are likely to support, or at least bail out, the government in Parliament, but are unlikely to implement it in their states.