The uproars during in the Parliament continuous as the opposite party continuous creating havoc in both houses. Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Parliament Session , in New Delhi, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (PTI)
The Parliament’s monsoon session started on July 19 and witnessed many roadblocks during their discussions.
These roadblocks come in the form of interruptions by the opposite party who, taking a page from the ruling party, has been creating uproars by constant objections on farmers’ concern against the farm laws, the pegasus issue and the Centre’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and inflation.
The Parliament, in their first two weeks of the monsoon session, have had productive discussions for just about 18 hours out of the whole probable 107 valuable hours.
This precedent has not just been a loss of precious time but also the taxpayers’ money.
“With further disruption, Rajya Sabha’s output dropped to 13.70 per cent during the second week of the continuous rain session from 32.20 per cent during the first week, resulting in a total production of 21.60 per cent in the first two weeks,” ANI reported citing an official announcement.
“For every 50 working hours available, 39 hours and 52 minutes were lost due to interruptions. However,
the House, sitting one hour 12 minutes longer than the time limit, but productivity would not have been much lower,” the notice added. According to ANI.
Disruptions by the Opposition
There have been no proper discussions between the two parties due to the constant objections taken up by the opposite party and the refusal of clearing up these objections from the leading party.
The opposing parties disrupted the discussions by relentlessly protesting against the pegasus snooping row and the three farm laws using placards and raising slogans.
The opposite party took continuation objections were brought on behalf of the farm laws.
On Monday, during the pre-lunch Rajya Sabha session, the Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu, said he had admitted the discussion on the farmers’ concern against farm laws, price rise and the flood situation in some parts of the country.
The opposite party has also been demanding that proper discussions take place on the alleged snooping of the opposing party leaders, journalists, leading party critics, and many others using the pegasus spyware.
But there is yet to be any statement on the matter from the ruling party.
On Monday, panel chairman Shashi Tharoor said he was hopeful that the committee would take up the issue in the future.
Amidst these commotions, the Parliament could still pass some bills, namely Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021; Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2021; Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021; Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Among the four bills brought up in the Rajya Sabha were Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Essential Defence Services Bill, Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill and the Lok Sabha passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021.