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Updated: December 5, 2011 00:10 IST

Manmohan hopeful of House resuming normal functioning from Wednesday

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The Hindu

Functioning of Parliament has been stalled ever since the Cabinet approved up to 51 percent foreign equity in multi-brand retail and 100 percent in single brand format.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today voiced hope that Parliament would function normally on Wednesday when it meets after a four-day break.

“Hopefully,” he said when asked if Parliament would function normally on Wednesday.

His remark came while attending the Navy Day ‘at-home’ here.

Almost half of the Winter Session has been washed out due to the din caused by the Opposition and two UPA constituents over their demand for a rollback of the decision to allow FDI in retail.

Logjam has prevailed in Parliament despite government’s efforts to placate its allies - DMK and Trinamool Congress - whose members have continued to join the Opposition in vociferously protesting the FDI decision.

The two Houses will now meet on Wednesday. The current session is slated to conclude on December 22.

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