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Only uproar, budget session concluded

New Delhi, April 6 (Agency)

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die on Thursday. Due to uproar and deadlock on various issues, during the budget session only 34 per cent of the work in Lok Sabha and only 24.4 per cent in Rajya Sabha could be done. In the first phase of the budget session in the Upper House, 56.3 percent of the work was done while in the second phase it was only 6.4 percent. Due to the uproar, the Upper House was disrupted for 103 hours and 30 minutes.

The budget session of Parliament began on January 31 with the President’s address to a joint sitting of both the Houses. After this, on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the general budget. In the first phase of the session, the motion of thanks on the President’s address was discussed, to which Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied separately in both the Houses. The first phase lasted till 13 February. Second phase of budget session 13

Started in March. During this, the Parliament approved the Budget and Finance Bill 2023 of Jammu and Kashmir without discussion amidst the uproar. Apart from this, the Competition Amendment Bill was also passed without discussion.

It is not appropriate to lower the dignity of the House: Om Birla

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, “It is not at all appropriate to bring down the dignity of the House in this way”, indirectly pointing to the members shouting slogans and displaying placards written in front of the chair.

People are becoming objects of ridicule in the eyes of the people: Dhankhar

Expressing concern over the continuing deadlock in the House, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said, “We are all becoming targets of neglect and ridicule in the eyes of the public.”

For the first time saw disruption from the ruling party: Kharge

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge claimed, “The proceedings of the Parliament were repeatedly disrupted by the ruling party. This has happened for the first time. Never seen this before. We condemn this behaviour.

Opposition took out ‘Tiranga March’

New Delhi : MPs from several opposition parties, including the Congress, took out a ‘Tiranga March’ from Parliament House to Vijay Chowk after the budget session of Parliament concluded on Thursday. Apart from Congress, MPs from like-minded opposition parties like Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Samajwadi Party (SP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Left parties started the march around 11.30 am. Carrying the tricolor in their hands, these MPs were shouting slogans ‘stop killing democracy’. -agency

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