Why should this be reported as positive news? Because, the 16th Lok Sabha’s eighth session that ended on Wednesday created history of sorts as business in the Lower House was carried out without any adjournment due to interruptions. Such smooth functioning of the Lok Sabha proceedings was earlier witnessed in the recent past in 1990 and 1992, reported The Times Of India.
During the eighth session, that began on April 25, the Lok Sabha clocked 120 per cent work during its 13 sittings spread over 92 hours and 21 minutes. An official recalled that in 1992, during the third session of the 10th Lok Sabha, when Shivraj Patil was the Speaker, the Lower House had 49 sittings during which too there was no adjournment due to interruptions.
In 1990 too, during the second session of the 9th Lok Sabha, a similar feat was achieved when Rabi Ray was the speaker. In her valedictory address at the session’s conclusion on Wednesday evening, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she was happy the Lower House of Parliament was not adjourned even once during the eighth session due to interruptions. Mahajan complimented the members and thanked them for their cooperation in the transaction of the Lok Sabha business.
“I am happy to inform you that in the recent past, this is the first session in which the house was not been adjourned even for a single minute due to interruptions. I thank the entire house for the cooperation extended to the chair,” the speaker said. She said the Lok Sabha passed 10 bills, including Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, billed as a path-breaking legislation for tracking black money.