Lok Sabha to be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of schedule amid COVID fears

25 MPs test positive, including 17 from LS

Lok Sabha to be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of schedule amid COVID fears

View of the Lok Sabha during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. — LSTV/PTI photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22

The Lok Sabha will be adjourned sine die on Wednesday ahead of the October 1 schedule in the midst of rising COVID cases and looming fear of infection. 

In the recent tests conducted to ensure safety of MPs and other people visiting Parliament for the Monsoon session, 25 MPs had tested positive, including 17 from Lok Sabha.

Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prahlad Patel tested positive merely a day or two after attending the first day of the session in LS on September 14 and later a Rajya Sabha MP who had attended proceedings a day before Vinay Saharabudhe also tested positive.

The LS business advisory committee in its last meeting had a consensus on curtailing the session with all opposition leaders in agreement.

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