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17th LS adjourns sine die, Birla terms women quota Bill historic

17th LS adjourns sine die, Birla terms women quota Bill historic

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 10

The fifteenth and last session of the 17 Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Saturday, leading to the sine die adjournment of this Lok Sabha with elections for the next House to be announced soon.

Thanking all MPs, Speaker Om Birla said the 17th Lok Sabha, which held its first meeting on June 17, 2019, had been historic in many ways, especially in terms of the fact that its members transited from the old to new Parliament building and the historic Sengol was installed in the new Lok Sabha chamber.

House sat late for 345 hours

  • Speaker Om Birla said of 543 members, 540 took part in discussions in 5 years
  • Women MPs saw the maximum representation in 17th Lok Sabha, he said
  • He said the House sat late for more than 345 hours to complete its business

“The Sengol stands here as a symbol of national unity and political propriety,” Birla said in his last valedictory address in the 17th LS.

Birla said of the 543 members, 540 participated in discussions held in the five years of this Lok Sabha.

“Women MPs saw the maximum representation in the 17th Lok Sabha,” he said.

Birla said the House sat late for more than 345 hours to complete its business and kept working through social distancing modes even during Covid-19.

The overall productivity of the 17th Lok Sabha was around 97 per cent, the highest in the past five Lok Sabhas, he said.

Birla mentioned the Nari Shakti Vandan Bill, 2023, the first Bill to be taken up in the new Parliament building, as historic.

He also listed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam, Bharatiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita, Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage Rights) Bill, Consumer Protection Bill, Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill, and Industrial Relations Code as landmark.

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