Parliament adjourned sine die day before of schedule amid continued Oppn protests

Both Houses of the Parliament were on Wednesday adjourned sine die a day ahead of its original schedule, marking the end of the Winter Session of Parliament.

Both Houses of the Parliament were on Wednesday adjourned sine die a day ahead of its original schedule, marking the end of the Winter Session of Parliament.

Both Houses of the Parliament were on Wednesday adjourned sine die a day ahead of its original schedule, marking the end of the Winter Session of Parliament. While the Lok Sabha witnessed 82 per cent productivity, the Upper House could have just 47 per cent amid the Opposition’s continued protests.

The Lok Sabha had 18 sittings and witnessed the passage of key legislations such as the Farm Laws Repeal Bill and the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill. The session lost 18 hours and 48 minutes to disruption by opposition members on a range of issues such as price rise and Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the lower house witnessed record productivity of 204 per cent on December 2.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress President Sonia Gandhi were among those present in the House on the last day of the Winter Session. Floor leaders of political parties met the Speaker in his chamber after the House was adjourned sine die.

Meanwhile, the Upper House witnessed several disruptions during the session following the suspension of 12 opposition party members for their “unruly” conduct in the previous session in August.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that productivity of the House was much lower than its capability during the Winter Session. “Members should consider whether our performance could have been better. We should all work to create a positive, constructive environment,” he said.

The session was a stormy one as it witnessed several disruptions by members of opposition parties, including they trooping into the Well of the House, carrying placards, over the suspension of 12 MPs for their “unruly” conduct in the previous session in August. Opposition members also protested on the Special Investigation Team’s report regarding the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh and farmers’ issues, among others.

Despite disruptions and loss of business hours, the Rajya Sabha passed several key bills, including those related to electoral reforms and surrogacy.

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