As the Monsoon Session commenced on July 19, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have encountered multiple disruptions and have been unable to execute any job. Due to the opposition’s ruckus, the monsoon session was hampered.

Considering this calculation, about 89 hours of operational time were squandered, resulting in a massive loss of more than Rs 133 crores of taxpayers’ funds.


As per official sources, while Rajya Sabha has attempted to operate for approximately 21% of its designated time, Lok Sabha has tended to work for much less than 13% of its planned schedule.

As per the sources-

“The Rajya Sabha has been allotted 11 hours of time window out of a feasible 53 hours. So far, Parliament has only conducted 18 hours out of a potential 107 hours (16.8 percent). The Lok Sabha has only been entitled to operate for around seven hours from a projected 54 hours.”

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi clarified on Friday that the government is willing to discuss concerns “directly relevant” to the people. The protests are about “non-so important, non-serious concerns.”

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Blame Game: Opposition Parties and Government Criticized One Another For Current Situation

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a Congress leader, hammered the leadership on Saturday, claiming that it is “terrified” of a conversation in Parliament on concerns that affect people, such as price spikes. “They are now used to inquiries like ‘how do you enjoy mangoes,’.

Apart from these Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the party’s key spokesman, challenged bluntly-

“Modiji, why didn’t you deploy Pegasus against terrorists considering the fact that there have been 316 terror acts since 2017.”

Whereas the Prime Minister and numerous BJP leaders have consented to hold debates on the house floor, the Congress-led Opposition has slammed the Centre for skipping the specific issue.

Both the opposing party and the government have criticized one another for the current dilemma.

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Opposition Leaders Visited President Kovind to Form a JPC

Leaders of the SAD, NCP, and JKNC spoke with the President and submitted him with a letter signed by members of multiple parties requesting his involvement. Congress, on the other hand, did not sign it. The letter, signed by the SAD, Shiv Sena, NCP, BSP, JKNC, RLP, CPI, and CPI(M), wants the President’s involvement to facilitate the incorporation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the casualties of farmers during their stirring against the Centre’s three agriculture laws and to enable a debate on their difficulties in Parliament. Following her meeting with the President, SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal revealed that the whole Opposition has been appealing from the administration for the previous two weeks to discuss and clarify.

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On the other hand, Opposition parties, headed by the Shiromani Akali Dal, also visited President Kovind on Saturday to solicit his engagement in persuading the government to form up a JPC on farmer casualties and facilitate a session in Parliament on the farmers’ dilemma and the Pegasus spying affair.