Lok Sabha gained its momentum on 11th March, 2020. In an unprecedented move the suspension of the seven MPs of the Congress were revoked after a proposal was moved by the parliamentary affairs minister Arjun Ram Meghwal which was later passed by the voice vote. Lok Sabha also witnessed very much awaited discussion over Delhi violence. Various prominent parliamentarians including Adhir Ranjan Choudhary expressed their concern and put forward various facts. They condemn the brutal act of riot and held government responsible for this. A full-fledged discussion helped Lok Sabha to achieve the productivity mark of 99%.
WELCOME BACK OM BIRLA
Finally Om Birla resumed his chair. All the members of the Lok Sabha unanimously expressed their gratitude on his return. They further committed not to obstruct the proceedings of the house. Earlier in an all-party meeting headed by the speaker members of the Lok Sabha committed in unison to run the house in order.
THE NUMBER GAME
Asking questions must 498 eligible parliamentarians only 282 parliamentarians has participated in asking written questions in which 240 were male and 42 were female parliamentarians.
Out of 357 written questions selected in Lok Sabha, 69 questions were for minister of Road Transport and Highways, 8 MPs asked question on the “Low ridership in metro Trains”, 51 for the minister of housing and Urban Affairs, 51 were for the Minister of Civil Aviation.
Shiv Sena 16(88.89%) and NCP 5(100%) were equally participative unlike AAP,KC(M), CPI, SP, JD(S), MNF, SAD, and RLP where the participation was zero in asking questions. On the other hand we also have AIUDF (1), TDP (3), AIMIM (2), AIADMK (1), AJSUP (1), AIUDF (1), CPI(M)(3), JMM (1), RSP(1), and SKM (1) with 100% participation. Amongst major parties the participation of the parliamentarians of Trinmool Congress 8(36.36%), YSRCP 13(59.09%), BSP 4(40%) and BJD 6(50%) were not up to the mark.
Even the ruling party BJP with 141(54.44%) and the Indian National Congress 27(52%) are sailing in the same boat when it comes to raise questions on the sanctified platform of the parliament.
No pain no gain suits very well for Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Goa Himachal Pradesh meghalay Mizoram Nagaland Puducherry as parliamentarians from this state did not ask even a single written questions and the states of West Bengal 16(47.5%), UP 31(43.06%), Haryana 2(25.87%), Punjab 5(45.45%) and Bihar 16(46%) with their respective participation have committed to walk hand in hand.
ROOM FOR DELHI VIOLENCE
Finally a discussion over Delhi violence took place in Lok Sabha and various members of the Parliament, both from the opposition and the government side took part in it. To the various concerns and the questions which were raised by the opposition answered by the union home minister Amit Shah. In his speech he applauded the sincere and agile attitude of Delhi Police which helped to curb the violence and bury it within the short period of 36 hours. He further said gave the details of the probe undertaken by the Delhi Police so far, Home Minister Amit Shah said prima facie the violence appears to be a pre-planned conspiracy. He said that around 700 FIRs have been registered. Police have recovered over 150 arms and have registered 49 cases under Arms Act. Amit Shah informed the House that using a facial-recognition system, Delhi Police has been able to identify 1100 instigators of violence, out of which at least 300 came from Uttar Pradesh. He said the technology does not discriminate between communities and religions, "We entered Voter ID data and other data available with the government to identify people who were involved in the riots."
Meanwhile amid interruptions obstructions the MPs of the Congress Party walked out of the house. After his speech the house was adjourned till 11:00 a.m. 12 March.