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Washed-Out Winter Session of Parliament Comes to an End

Lok Sabha lost 92 hours due to the disruptions caused ever since the Session began on 16 November.

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The storm over demonetisation issue virtually demolished the month-long winter Session of Parliament which concluded on Friday. The Session was a washout with negligible business being conducted.

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The Lok Sabha lost 92 hours due to the disruptions caused ever since the session began on 16 November. The Rajya Sabha had a similar fate even though the exact loss of time was not immediately known.

The session hardly saw any legislative action except for the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disability Bill by both the Houses. Significantly, this legislation was cleared today after a brief debate with a rare bonhomie, similar to the one witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on it two days back.

While adjourning the two Houses sine die, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari expressed pain and anguish over the repeated disruptions.

(With inputs from PTI.)

Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim

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