Budget session of Parliament ends

    at 6:12 pm

    New Delhi (NVI): Lok Sabha was today adjourned, bringing the nearly two-month-long Budget session to an end.

    The session started on January 29 and was originally slated to end on April 8 but several members had urged Speaker Om Birla to end the session early as they focus on electioneering in five states going to polls.

    Speaking about the Budget Session, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Prahlad Joshi, stated that during the entire Budget Session, 2021 there were 24 sittings of Lok Sabha and 23 sittings of Rajya Sabha. The first part of the Budget Session yielded a total of 12 sittings of Lok Sabha and 11 sittings of Rajya Sabha. There were 12 sittings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively in the second part of the session.

    During this Session a total of 20 Bills (17 in Lok Sabha and 03 in Rajya Sabha) were introduced. 18 Bills were passed by Lok Sabha and 19Bills were passed by Rajya Sabha. Total number of Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament is 18.

    Speaker Om Birla had recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was not attending the House.