The Parliament was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, 22 December, a day ahead of schedule. The proceedings of both the Houses have been adjourned.
Prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning held a meeting with senior ministers in the Parliament in order to discuss various issues and government strategy.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi, Piyush Goyal, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, and Nitin Gadkari were in attendance at the meeting.
The prime minister also made an appearance in the Lok Sabha later on Wednesday, before the proceedings of the Lower House were adjourned.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien was suspended from the Parliament on Tuesday, over allegations of unruly behaviour.
A Bahujan Samaj Party MP, who had attended the Parliament on Monday, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to link voter IDs to Aadhar on a voluntary basis, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday
The Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, was sent to a Parliamentary standing committee for review
Both Houses have witnessed repeated disruptions and adjournments due to the Opposition's protest against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs from the Parliament
If Govt Doesn't Answer Opposition, They're Responsible for the Adjournment of Parliament: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
"We wanted the House to run but as Ajay Mishra Teni's name came up, we felt the need to talk to the government. We had demanded that the minister be sacked. If the government doesn't answer the opposition, they're responsible for the adjournment of Parliament," Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha was quoted as saying by ANI.
'Unfortunate That Opposition Created Ruckus in the House': Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi
"It is unfortunate that despite our efforts and reaching out to the Opposition, they created ruckus in the House. It seems that Congress and other opposition parties are unable to digest the mandate of 2019 given by the people," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi was quoted as saying by PTI.
"We wanted to run the House, but they (Opposition) wasted so many days, created ruckus without any discussion...Rahul Gandhi is a part-time politician, maybe he's going somewhere to celebrate New Year,"he added, according to ANI.
'We Wanted To Discuss Unemployment, Inflation': Leader of Opposition on Suspension of MPs
"This winter session started with the suspension of 12 MPs. The decision to suspend them in the winter session on the incident that happened in the monsoon session was absolutely wrong. We wanted to discuss issues of unemployment, inflation and others," Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge was quoted as saying by ANI.
"Their (BJP) intention was to pass bills immediately without any discussion. Since they were not in majority, they did not want voting on the bills so they decided to reduce some opposition members. As soon as the session started,12 MPs were suspended," he added.
Opposition Leader Protest Against Suspension of MPs at Gandhi Statue
Opposition leaders, along with the 13 suspended MPs, read the Preamble to the Constitution of India before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament. to mark their protest against the suspension of MPs.
They also recited the national anthem.