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Indian govt and opposition face off as parliament opens

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India's shaky government and the opposition are to lock horns on Thursday as parliament re-opens for a crucial session that will see a recent string of pro-market reforms being hotly contested. 

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu (L) and Rajya Sabha member Balbir Punj (C) pose during a protest against the central government and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector in Amritsar. India's shaky government and the opposition are to lock horns as parliament re-opens for a crucial session that will see a recent string of pro-market reforms being hotly contested.

The previous session was a washout in September with parliament passing just three or four bills because of disruptions by opposition protests about corruption.

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