National Affairs

Early Close Of Winter Session: Parliament Adjourned Sine Die

The winter session of Parliament ended on Friday. Although the duration of this session, which started from December 7, was fixed till December 29, but this session ended before the scheduled time. 

In fact, the opposition remained adamant on demanding a discussion on the conflict with the Chinese Army in Yangtse located in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. 

Regarding this, Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had taken a fierce form on Thursday. 

At the same time, Congress MP Manish Tiwari had given notice of adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday. 

Tiwari has demanded a discussion with China on the situation of tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). 

It may be noted that as per the original schedule, the winter session of Parliament was to begin from December 7 and continue till December 29. But due to Christmas, many members had urged for an early adjournment of the session.

In the winter session, the proceedings of the Lok Sabha were completed six days before the scheduled time, with a work productivity of about 97 percent and 68 hours 42 minutes of work in 13 sittings. 

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said in the lower house that the 10th session of the 17th Lok Sabha is coming to an end, which began on December 7. 

He said, ‘There were 13 meetings during this session, in which 68 hours 42 minutes were worked. The work productivity of this session was around 97 percent. 

He said that Dimple Yadav of Samajwadi Party took oath as a newly elected member in the session. 

However, after the statement of the Lok Sabha Speaker, the National Anthem ‘Vande Mataram’ was played in the House. 

After this, Birla announced the adjournment of the House sine die.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that important financial and legislative business was completed during the session. 

During this, Lok Sabha approved supplementary demands for grants of Rs 3.25 lakh crore for the financial year 2022-23 and additional demands for grants for 2019-20. 

It was discussed for 10 hours 53 minutes. During the session, 9 Government Bills were introduced and seven Bills were passed by the House. In addition, members raised 374 matters of public importance during the Zero Hour. 

Also, under Rule 377, the members raised 298 issues. In the session, 36 reports of the standing committees were placed and ministers made 23 statements on important subjects. 

The Speaker said that 56 starred questions were answered during the winter session.

The winter session of Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on Friday during which 102 per cent functioning took place in the house. 

Before adjourning the House , Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said in his traditional address that during this period the work was scheduled for 63 hours 20 minutes, while the work was done for 64 hours 50 minutes. 

He said that during this period many important bills were discussed and passed in the house and many important matters were discussed in the house.

Congress leader Manish Tewari has given an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha regarding the discussion on border relations with China. 

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari also gave notice of adjournment motion under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha on the same issue. 

At the same time, Communist Party of India (Marxist) i.e. CPI(M) MP John Brittas gave Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha. 

He has expressed concern over the directive to make Hindi language the medium of instruction in central universities and institutions of national importance like IITs and IIMs. 

The CPI(M) MP had given the Zero Hour notice citing the recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language.

The meeting was held on Thursday in the chamber of Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge in the Parliament House. 

Apart from Kharge, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, DMK leader TR Balu, Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut and some other leaders attended. 

According to sources, the leaders in the meeting emphasized that they would continue to seek answers from the government on tensions with China, inflation and other issues. 

Opposition parties are continuously demanding discussion on the issue of China in the winter session of the Parliament which started from 7th December. 

Many MPs also gave notices of adjournment motion in both the Houses. 

Demanding discussion on this issue in both the Houses, the leaders of the opposition parties also demonstrated under the leadership of senior party leader Sonia Gandhi in the Parliament premises on Wednesday.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top