From Chaos To Silence: Budget Session Ends With One Bill Passed
- Posted on April 7, 2023
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From Chaos To Silence:-
Demands and Protests Mar Budget Session: Productivity at All-Time Low:
Disruption, chaos, and insults - the 11th session of the 17th Lok Sabha was an eventful one. The Budget session ended with a record-low productivity rate of 5.3% in the second part, thanks to protests and demands for a JPC probe into the Adani issue. The BJP demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his "democracy under threat" remarks, and the opposition didn't back down from their demands.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha function for less than a third of the scheduled time:
The Lok Sabha only functioned for 34% of its scheduled duration, and the Rajya Sabha for just 24%. Out of the scheduled 133.6 hours for the Lower House, only 45 hours were utilized, and for the Rajya Sabha, out of the scheduled 130 hours, only 31 hours were utilized.
Productivity plummets: Only 1 bill passed in the disrupted Parliament session:
The session was so unproductive that only one bill, the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022, was passed, and that too without any discussion. The bills were passed in both houses, but not a single word was spoken in support or opposition.
Unruly Behavior on Last Day of Session: Opposition Wears Black Clothes, BJP Calls Out Congress' Arbitrariness:
It's alarming that disorder in Parliament has become the new norm, as stated by RS chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar. Even on the last day, Congress and other opposition members wore black clothes and behaved unrulily, according to the BJP. The Union minister Kiren Rijiju stated that the country runs on a system and not on the arbitrariness of Congress.
The General Budget and Motion of Thanks were discussed for hours, but little was achieved in the unproductive Budget session:
The session saw discussions on the General Budget and the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, which lasted for 14.45 hours and 13 hours and 44 minutes, respectively.
Budget session of 17th Lok Sabha - sixth shortest since 1952:
This session has been the sixth shortest budget session since 1952, which started on January 31 with a recess From February 14 to March 12. The 17th Lok Sabha is unlikely to sit for more than 331 days, making it the shortest full-term Lok Sabha since 1952.