New Delhi: As political parties squander precious time of the Parliament over FDI gridlock, the fate of Pension Bill and 26 percent FDI in Aviation sector hangs in balance.

At a time when the Centre is facing tough time to mobilize parties on retail FDI reform, UPA ally Trinamool Congress and the Opposition are planning to give rap to ruling dispensation on the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill.

Other political parties too will leave no opportunity to attack the Central government. Although the government has decided to table the PFRDA in the winter session of the Parliament, Mamata Banerjee is all set to protest against the bill.

On the other hand, due to stand-off over 51 percent FDI in retail sector, the proposal to allow 26 percent foreign investment in Indian Avaition sector is in limbo.

According to the sources, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has prepared a Cabinet note on this. Following the strong response from the Opposition and Trinamool supremo the proposal kept on hold. Ironically, domestic airlines lying in deplorable condition are bearing the brunt of political fight on the issue.

JPN/Bureau