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Parliament gave room to COVID-19 discussion, 7 MPs suspended


Parliamentary Business Team
Parliamentary Business Team | 07 Mar, 2020 | 12:00 am

Today it was a huge setback for the Congress as it lost 7 MPs for the whole session. Opposition adhered to vociferous protest and sloganeering which ruined the business of the house. Upset Om Birla refrained consecutively for the second day from the proceedings. However, there was a slight surge in the productivity (21.5%) but rest remained the same.

Main
Points
Dr. Harshwardhan addressed both the houses over corona virus prevailing condition
INC's 7 MPs suspended due to gross misconduct
Speaker abstained consecutively for the 2nd day

The house witnessed 4 adjournments which questions the working credibility of the members. Out of 389 written questions selected in Lok Sabha, 17 members raised question on this issue of Krishi Udaan. The participation of the parliamentarians remained at 56.22% as only 280 members asked writtern questions. There was a slight decline in the female members’ participation rate which remained at 52% as 38 out of 73 female parliamentarians asked questions to that of male which was 57% in Loksabha

ON THE TRACK OF THE STATISTICS

The southern states of India continued to dominate the league and even today they were the magnum opus. 40 out of 45 parliamentarians from Maharashtra asked questions. Amongst the other top performers, Andhra Pradesh -21 out of 25(84%), Kerala- 15 out of 20 (75%), TamilNadu- 27 out of 39 and Karnataka with 60% participation rate joined  the queue.

No participation in asking question was seen from the states of Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra Nagar Haveli, and Goa.

The states of the Hindi heartland of the country continued to be the low yielders. Except Rajasthan (71.43%), the participation in the Lok Sabha of the following states remained poor.The  performance of  the parliamenterians from Madhya Pradesh- 8 out of 26, Punjab- 4 out of 11, Uttar Pradesh- 27 out of 72,  Jharkhand- 5 out of 13, Bihar-16 out of 35 is dissatisfactory.

LEADER OF THE LEADERS

Among the parties, Shivsena was the magnum opus of the day. Out of 18, total 16 parliamentarians asked questions . For NCP it was 5 out of 5. No questions were asked by the Parliamentarians  of AAP,AJSUP,JD(S), JMM,RLP,SAD while the participation of AIUDF, CPI(M), RSP,TDP, AIMIM was 100%.In asking questions, the Parliamentarians of the Samajwadi Party- 1 out of 5 (20%), Trinamool Congress- 7 out of 22 (31.82%), National Conference- 1 out of 3 (33.33%), BSP- 4 out of 10 (40%) were amongst the dire performers of the day.

AN HOUR DEDICATED TO COVID19

When the preceedings of the Lok Sabha resumed at 12 noon, discussion over corona virus took place. This time opposition leaders sincerely took part in the discussion and raised their concern over the issue and also suggested additional measures and urged the government to pay heed to them so that the impact could be minimized. Health minister Dr. Harsh Wardhan put forward the various facts and figures regarding current prevailing condition, preventive measures taken by the government.   

Reports of the standing committee on water resources and human resource development were laid on the table of the Lok Sabha by the assigned members of the Parliament. Motion for the election of two members to the coir board which was proposed to be moved by MP Nitin Gadkari was laid by MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi and later the house was adjourned for the lunch till 02:00 p.m.

A SESSION DEDICATED TO CONGRESS

When session resumed at 3:00 p.m. it was chaired by by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. On the behalf of the speaker Om Birla she announced that seven Congress MPs- Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, R Unnithan, Manickam Tagore, Benny Behnan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla have been suspended by the speaker from Lok Sabha for the rest of the budget session on charges of gross misconduct followed by the adjournment of the Lok Sabha till 11:00 a.m. 06 March.

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