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PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi Meet LS Speaker OM Birla after House Adjourned Sine Die

The Monsoon session of the Parliament has seen protests by Opposition over several issues. Things got to an extreme when TMC MP Shantanu Sen snatched a paper from the hands of IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in the Rajya Sabha and tore it into pieces.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla during a meeting with leaders of all the parties in the House, following adjournment of the House sine die on conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday met Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla after the adjournment of the Lower House of the Parliament for the Monsoon Session.

The meeting came after the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die amid uproar by the Opposition over several issues.

Earlier, Biral had clarified that during the entire Monsoon session, the Lower House only functioned for 21 hours/.

The Lok Sabha had 96 hours fixed for the settings of the House.

The Parliament could only function for 21 hours out of 96 hours during the Monsoon session, Om Birla said (PTI Photo)

“The House was not able to function for 74 hours and 46 minutes. The total productivity was 22 per cent. A total of 20 Bills were passed, including the OBC Bill which was passed with the unanimous consent of all parties,” he said.

Biral also said that the House had seen some lows in terms of behaviour by the MPs.

“I always expect the MPs to maintain the dignity of the House. There have been debates, agreements, and disagreements in the House but its dignity was never lowered,” Birla added.

The entire session was marred by the Opposition’s protest against several issues such as Pegasus, farmers’ protests, and fuel price hike.

Despite the commotion, some important bills Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Amendment) Bill 2021 which granted powers to the state to make their own OBC list and the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Seventh Amendment) Bill 2021 which will allow private companies to undertake general insurance business in India were passed.

READ MORE: Rajya Sabha Passes Bill Allowing States To Make Their Own OBC Lists

The Parliament was also able to pass the ‘The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ which allows small-time depositors to withdraw a su of upto Rs 5 lakh from the bank within 90 days if it has been put under moratorium by the Reserve Bank of India.

(With inputs from ANI)