Both Houses of Parliament Adjourned Sine die

Published: 13th August 2015 02:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2015 02:28 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Both Houses of Parliament have been adjourned sine die. The Houses could not transact any significant legislative business except clearing the supplementary demands for grants relating to the General Budget and Railways.

The Lower House could take up only six questions during the entire Session. Only four matters of public importance were raised. No Special Mentions could be taken up in the entire Session.

In her closing remarks, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan expressed anguish over the continued disruptions of the proceedings during the Monsoon Session. She said the House lost more than 34 hours of business.

There has been no significant business during this Parliament session following the continuous disruption by the opposition parties over Lalit Modi scandal and Vyapam scam.

The key legislations including GST bill is yet to be passed by the Rajya Sabha.

The House had discussed the Lalit Modi issue yesterday under an adjournment motion. Despite this, the Congress continued its protest.

On the penultimate day of the session yesterday, the Government had rejected the Congress demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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