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Parliament functioned for less than 17% of total time in this session; Rs 133 crore of taxpayers’ money lost

The opposition-led chaos in both Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session is not letting centre pass bills as it has barely functioned for 18 hours out of total 107 hours.

The disruptions in the ongoing Parliament monsoon session due to the deadlock between the Centre and opposition parties have led to a loss of more than Rs 133 crore to the exchequer.

According to the details shared by official sources, while Rajya Sabha has functioned for nearly 21 percent of its scheduled time, Lok Sabha has managed to function for less than 13 percent of the scheduled time.

“Lok Sabha has only been allowed to function for about seven hours out of possible 54 hours.
“Rajya Sabha has been allowed to function for 11 hours out of possible 53 hours. So far Parliament has functioned only 18 hours out of possible 107 hours (16.8 percent),” the sources said.

Opposition parties have been disrupting proceedings in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha demanding discussion on Pegasus snooping, farm laws and other issues.

On the first day of session, the Prime Minister was not even allowed to introduce his new ministers in the Parliament amid uproar from the opposition. The chaos continued in the House until it was adjourned.

Amid the uproar, he had retorted, “I thought that there would be enthusiasm in the Parliament as so many women, Dalits, tribals have become Ministers. This time our colleagues from agricultural and rural background, OBC community, have been given a berth in Council of Ministers.”

PM Modi also recently said that Congress was not letting Parliament to function and asked BJP MPs to “expose the party before the public and media.”

Amid the din, only five bills have been passed in Lok Sabha, besides Appropriation bills. Rajya Sabha has also passed almost a similar number of bills. However, the amount could have been triple if humane discussions were held with parliament operating full time.

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