Lok Sabha adjourns sine die after a 'productive' session
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session has been "more productive and satisfactory" than the previous Budget Session and last year's monsoon session. The session witnessed a discussion on a no-confidence motion against the government brought by TDP and other Opposition parties.
The motion was defeated later. As many as 51 members discussed and debated the motion for 11 hours 46 minutes, she said. The 21 laws passed by the House in the 17-day session, include the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, The Criminal Law Amendment Bill, The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill and the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill. Mahajan said during the session, the House passed major laws, including SC/ST (prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill and one on giving constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.
These measures, she said, will positively impact the society as a whole and the downtrodden sections. A total of 4,140 questions were also replied to by the government.
These included 75 starred questions answered orally by Ministers in the House. The Lok Sabha also had a short duration discussion on the flood and drought situation in the country.
As many as 62 reports of Parliamentary Standing Committees were also tabled, while 128 private members bills were introduced during the session. The House greeted the people in advance on the occasion of the Independence Day.
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