Monsoon session 'most productive' session in last 20 years: Ananth Kumar
The Monsoon session of Parliament was the most productive session in the last 20 years, Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar said today.
Kumar thanked members of both the Houses for a successful session and termed it a festival of social justice, as a bill to give constitutional status to the OBC Commission and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill was passed.
During the session, a motion of no confidence against the government was also defeated by a massive margin.
Twenty-two bills -- 21 in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha -- were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 21 bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 14 bills during the session. Twenty bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament.
This was an achievement considering that it was a short session, and a considerable time was devoted to discussions on issues of national importance and the election of the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Kumar added.
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