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Lok Sabha adjourns sine die two days ahead of scheduled date

Opposition protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues had continuously marred the proceedings since the start of the session on July 19.

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Lok Sabha | Monsoon session of Parliament

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, bringing an end to the stormy Monsoon session two days ahead of the scheduled date of August 13.

Opposition protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues had continuously marred the proceedings since the start of the session on July 19.

The Question Hour witnessed disruptions on most of the days during this session while the House managed to pass 20 bills, including the Constitutional amendment bill that will allow states to make their OBC lists.

Later addressing the media, Speaker Om Birla expressed anguish that the House did not run smoothly during the session which had 17 sittings.

He said members holding placards and raising slogans in the Well of was not in accordance with its traditions.

The functioned only 21 hours during the entire Monsoon session and its productivity was at 22 per cent, Birla said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House when it was adjourned sine die (adjourned for an indefinite period).

Before adjourning, the House also paid tributes to four former members who passed away recently.

As a mark of respect to the departed souls, members present in the House also stood in silence for a brief while.

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First Published: Wed, August 11 2021. 14:40 IST
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