RS adjourned till noon after uproar over FDI

Nov 29, 2012 12:00 IST

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New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned till noon after uproar by the NDA which demanded a discussion over allowing FDI in retail sector, under a rule that allows voting.

As the House met for the day, NDA members led by senior BJP members M Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad were on their feet raising the issue. Some members shouted slogans against allowing FDI in retail sector.

Ansari's attempts to restore calm in the house failed. PTI

"I can't hear anything...I can't hear you," Chairman Hamid Ansari said, asking them to take their seats.

Prasad sought to know from the government under what rule is it proposed to hold the discussion.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy said the opposition could raise the issue during Zero Hour.

SP members too were on their feet opposing a bill to provide reservation to SCs and STs in promotions in government jobs.

Ansari asked members to take their seats to that Question Hour could be taken up. "Please allow Question Hour to proceed." With members adamant, he adjourned the House till noon.

PTI

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