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Parliament logjam: Budget session wasted Rs 1.98 bn of taxpayers' money

MPs belonging to the ruling NDA announced on April 4 that they will forego their pay for the 23 days wasted during the second phase of the Budget session

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The recently concluded Budget session was the least productive in four years for the Lok Sabha, where four in five hours stipulated for business were lost due to interruptions, according to an analysis by PRS Legislative Research, a think tank. The 2015 Budget session was the most productive for the House, when it conducted business for 122 per cent of the stipulated time.

The Rajya Sabha conducted business for 31 per cent of the stipulated time; its most productive session was in 2014 when the house worked for 106 per cent of the time. The Lok Sabha had 29 sittings in two ...

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First Published: Sun, April 22 2018. 20:55 IST
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