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It is getting colder by the day in New Delhi but the winter session of parliament, which starts on Thursday, promises to be a heated one.
In September, the monsoon session was largely disrupted by opposition protests. Since then India’s political landscape has gone through drastic, and some dramatic, changes.
Here’s a quick recap:
REFORM BOOST: This was the spark. The government allowed foreign investment in retail and initiated reforms in sectors such as aviation, insurance and pension.
To battle India’s ballooning deficit, the government raised diesel prices and capped the number of subsidised cooking gas cylinders per family. Obviously, people were angry.