By Vineet Dikshit

NewsGate Press Network

Both Houses of Parliament were abruptly adjourned sine die on Monday, 23-March-2020 after hurriedly passing Finance Bill i.e. Budget for 2020-2021.

In his valedictory remarks, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, the Lower House functioned for 130 hours 45 minutes in this session.

The Speaker said, several important bills were passed and issues were discussed during the session.

In his valedictory remarks, Rajya Sabha Chairman, M. Venkaiah Naidu said, the session registered around 100 per cent productivity and passed 15 important bills.

The bills include Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill and Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Bill.

Venkaiah Naidu said, over 11 hours were wasted in the session due to disruptions. However, members sat beyond scheduled hours to complete the business.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today said that during the Winter Session the Lower House tried to dispose of maximum legislative business.

Briefing reporters this evening in New Delhi, Mr Birla said, important issues including air pollution and climate change were discussed in the session.

He said, the house also sat around 29 hours more than the scheduled time to complete the business.