- Work stalled in second week of Mansutra session
- The proceedings were disrupted due to the uproar on various issues.
- 23 members have been suspended due to the uproar
Monsoon Session: In the second week of the Mansutra session, the work fell from 26.90 per cent to 16.49 per cent in the second week. The proceedings in the Rajya Sabha have been disrupted time and again due to the uproar on various issues. 23 members have also been suspended due to the uproar. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed his displeasure over the uproar and disruption, saying that “disruption is the destruction of parliamentary democracy”.
not a single bill was passed
According to the information received from the officials, there has been a decline of 21.58 percent in the work of Rajya Sabha during the first two weeks. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat said that in the 10 sittings held so far, the work of the Rajya Sabha was 11 hours and eight minutes, while the work of 51 hours and 35 minutes was scheduled. This means 40 hours and 45 minutes were wasted in the commotion and disruption. So far, not a single bill has been passed in this session. In the first two weeks of this session, till now no matter could be raised under Zero Hour, not a single Special Mention could be raised for eight days and Question Hour could not be held for six days.
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern
Expressing his concern in the wake of repeated uproar in the House, Naidu had recently said that politics of protest should not be allowed to affect the functioning of Parliament and state assemblies. After inaugurating a program organized for the new MPs of Hyderabad through virtual medium, he said that differences should be resolved through debate and discussion by creating the ability to listen to the opinion of others, but not necessarily agree with them. “Both the government and the opposition have a collective responsibility to ensure smooth and effective functioning of the House,” he said.
Parliament proceedings have been disrupted repeatedly due to uproar by the opposition demanding a discussion on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), inflation and other issues on essential commodities since the beginning of the monsoon session. Several members from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have also been suspended due to the performance of opposition parties.
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