For the fifth day, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day on Monday without transacting any major business as the Opposition parties and some members of the ruling party stalled the proceedings on a variety of issues, including the 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail trade, Telangana and the Mullaperiyar.
In the Lok Sabha, as the Opposition members and those from the Congress (belonging to the Telangana region) assembled in the well and continued shouting slogans in support of their demands, Deputy Speaker Karia Munda, who was in the Chair, announced that all the notices of adjournment motion were under the consideration of Speaker Meira Kumar. She would take a decision in due course.However, the Opposition members were not pleased with this and they continued to be on their feet, which forced the Chair to adjourn the House for the day.
The BJP and the CPI(M) were among the parties that had given notices for the adjournment motion on the FDI issue.
A similar situation was witnessed in the Upper House too. There were two adjournments before it was adjourned for the day by Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan.
Interestingly, members of the Trinamool Congress, an ally of the UPA, also joined the Opposition bandwagon in opposing the FDI-in-retail sector decision.