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Lok Sabha adjourned over cabinet nod to FDI

The Lok Sabha was adjourned Friday morning after the opposition vociferously protested the government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign equity in the retail sector

Opposition MPs, united in protest, were on their feet as soon as Speaker Meira Kumar called for the crucial Question Hour.

Shouting slogans against the government's decision, the protesting members created ruckus in the house forcing the speaker to adjourn the house till 12. This is the fourth consecutive day of the winter session, which began Tuesday, when Question Hour had to be cancelled in the wake of opposition protests.

Parliament did not run on the first three days of the session due to protests over rising prices and the demand of separate statehood for Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh.

However, the Friday protests were against the cabinet decision allowing global chains like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and 7-Eleven to bring up to 51 percent foreign equity to open multi-brand retail stores and 100 percent equity in the single brand format.

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