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Parliamentary Business Team
Parliamentary Business Team | 23 Mar, 2020 | 12:00 am

The house is adjourned sine die... finally the ill effect of COVID19 braced the Parliament also and as expected the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die in the wake of Corona virus which curtailed the duration of budget session 2020. Earlier the opposition was continuously demanding to suspend the proceedings due to to the prevailing Lethal condition across the nation. Various States have declared lockdown including Maharashtra Rajasthan Delhi Himachal Pradesh Punjab.

Corona puts Lok Sabha under lockdown
Lower house passed finance bill 2020 without discussion
Demand for the special package by the opposition overlooked


As the proceedings of the Lok Sabha started in 23rd March,2020, tribute was paid to the martyred Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru.

Today the lower house  passed the finance bill 2020. Later, Om Birla informed that it was previously decided to pass the following bill without any discussion. Meanwhile, the Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and MP TR Baalu interrupted and demanded special package for the country in the wake of Corona virus and stated that if the government wants they can get the Bill passed but but there is an immediate need for the special package due to to the prevailing situation. Initially the speaker assured to have a discussion over the package but after the bill was passed, the house was adjourned.


Ever since the break out of Corona virus the global economy has undergone a turmoil.

Experts believe that if the situation prevails like this soon will head towards a global recession. Its effect was seen today even on the Indian market as well as Sensex dipped by 3500 points which halted the trade for 45 minutes. Even the 326 written questions which was selected today the maximum 85 questions for asked to the minister of Finance 62 were asked to the ministry of human resource development and 41 questions for asked to the minister of labour and employment.

Today 298 members asked written questions in the Lok Sabha in which 239 were male and 41 work female parliamentarians.

Today the dominance of Maharashtra came to an end as it slipped to 5th place in asking written questions. Although 76% MPs from Maharashtra asked written questions which is commendable but still the score is below the mark as per the previous standards set by the state itself.

Topper of the day was Kerala with 17(85%) participation rate followed by Delhi  5(83%), Tamilnadu 31 (80%) and Jharkhand 10 (77%).

Other outstanding performers were Chhattisgarh 7(70%), Rajasthan 17 (67%), Andhra Pradesh 15 (60%), and throughout this session Gujarat maintained its momentum and even today 64% parliamentarians from Gujarat written questions.

Although the outbreak of Corona has hit Maharashtra the most but still it could not ravage the spirit of the Shivsena. 16 parliamentarians from the party asked the written questions followed by DMK 18 (73%), BJD 8(67%), TRS 6(67%). Slight dip was seen in the NCPs performance. 60% of the parliamentarians from the party asked written questions. Today the unprecedented surge was seen in the participation of the parliamentarians from the Congress Party. Total 44 parliamentarians from the party asked written questions which soared the  participation percentage to 77 to that of BJP which remained and at an average of 52.

We also have zeros in our list. Among political parties AAP, AIADMK, MNF, Samajwadi Party, SAD, J&K NC and among  states and union territories we have Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh ,Mizoram ,Nagaland, Puducherry and Sikkim with zero participation.


At last Om Birla addressed the house and  mentioned some of the highlights of the budget session 2020. Firstly he urged  the administrators to make sure that the new laws and regulations which is being framed or enforced by the union government is being implemented and followed diligently. He also mentioned that it in the session, 16 bills were introduced out of which 13 were passed. Under rule 377 ,399 matters were raised and 1765 papers were laid by the pertaining ministers. At last he thanked all the agencies ,press and the member of parliaments for making this budget session 2020 success.


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