New Delhi: It was another day of disruptions in the Parliament on Friday with the Lok Sabha being adjourned till Monday and the Rajya Sabha till 2.30 pm as differences continued over the issue of foreign investment in multi-brand retail.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) and the Trinamool Congress continued their protest for the second consecutive day of the winter session on Friday.

Both houses saw frequent disruptions. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were initially adjourned till 12 noon but furore continued even after that. Finally, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day and the Rajya Sabha till 2.30 pm.

The opposition, pressing for a vote on foreign investment in retail, stalled proceedings and raised slogans.

Rajya Sabha disrupted over quota in promotions

The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Friday over issue of reservation for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in job promotions.

After its first adjournment, which was shortly after the house met at 11 a.m., the upper house met at 12 noon. As soon as the proceedings began, members of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) came close to chairman's podium, raising slogans.

"Pass the bill for reservation in promotion first," the BSP members shouted. Amidst the din, a report of a select committee on the Lokpal Bill and other papers were tabled. A constitutional amendment bill to provide reservation in promotion to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes is listed for passage in this session.

Bharatiya Janata Party members were also on their feet, demanding debate on FDI in retail.The house was then adjourned till 2.30 pm.


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