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Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The was adjourned sine die on Wednesday after it returned the vote-on-account, Finance Bill and to the without any discussion and passed two other bills.

The could not get the controversial Triple Talaq Bill and Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in the

The House saw repeated adjournments even on the last day. However, it took up and passed the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill.

tried to move the Consumer Protection Bill for consideration and passing but some opposition MPs objected saying it was encroaching on federal independence. The Bill could not be taken up.

The Budget session had commenced on January 31 and had 10 sittings. However, more than 44 hours were lost on issues such as alleged misuse of CBI in and Uttar Pradesh; the 13 point roster in university faculty appointments; Rafale deal; alleged horse trading in Karnataka; the NRC issue in Assam; objections to Citizenship Amendment Bill; demand for special category status to and deaths in and Uttarakhand due to illicit liquor.

The productivity of the in the Budget session was just 4.9 per cent, with most of the working hours lost to disruptions.

Six bills were also introduced during the session. The Question Hour could not be taken up on any day and only 16 issues could be raised during the Zero Hour.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 14:36 IST
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