Parliament in Winter Session 2012

The first half of the Winter Session of Parliament, 2012 was dominated by disruptions over and discussion on the government's notification to allow 51% FDI in the retail sector.  The issue was finally discussed in Parliament under Rule 184, a first in the 15th Lok Sabha.  The Session closed with the passing of the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, the Constitutional (118th Amendment) Bill and discussions on the incident of rape reported in the capital.