Record! After 24 Years, No Adjournments In Lok Sabha Due To Interruptions


New Delhi: The 16th Lok Sabha’s eighth session that ended on Wednesday created history of sorts as business in the lower house, the Lok Sabha, was carried out without any adjournment due to interruptions.

In the recent past, such smooth functioning of the Lok Sabha proceedings was witnessed only in 1990 and 1992, a senior Lok Sabha official said. “History is being made here,” he said.

During the eighth session that began on April 25, the Lok Sabha clocked 120 per cent work during its 13 sittings spread over 92 hours and 21 minutes.

The official recalled that in 1992, during the third session of the 10th Lok Sabha, when Shivraj Patil was the Speaker, the lower house had 49 sittings, during which too there, was no adjournment due to interruption.

In 1990, during the second session of the 9th Lok Sabha, a similar feat was achieved when Rabi Ray was the speaker.

In her valedictory address as the session ended on Wednesday evening, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she was happy the lower house was not adjourned even once due to interruptions.

Congratulating the members, Ms Mahajan said, “I am happy to inform you that in the recent past, this is the first session in which the house was not been adjourned even for a single minute due to interruptions.”

The Lok Sabha passed 10 bills, including the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, billed as a path-breaking legislation for tracking black money.