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The 16th Lok Sabha had its final sitting last Wednesday, marking an end to a disappointing five-year period. This Lok Sabha was surpassed only by the preceding one in terms of the low number of hours it worked. It met for 1,615 hours, 40% lower than all full-term Parliaments. This shows a...
साल 2019 के बजट सत्र के समापन के साथ 16वीं लोकसभा का अवसान हो गया. पिछले पांच वर्षों के दौरान 133 विधेयक पारित हुए- खास तौर से वित्त, स्वास्थ्य, कानून और न्याय, शिक्षा से जुड़े.  पिछली दो लोकसभाओं- 14वीं और 15वीं- की तुलना में 16वीं लोकसभा में निचले सदन में एक राजनीतिक दल का बहुमत था. इस...
Earlier this month, the Speaker of the Karnataka Vidhan Sabha was embroiled in a controversy. The chief minister alleged that the Speaker was offered a bribe of Rs 50 crore. He played a tape which purportedly contains a conversation referring to money being offered to the Speaker for accepting the...
After three decades, the 16th Lok Sabha witnessed a government with a single party majority. The majority was expected to enable smooth functioning of Parliament and passage of legislation. In the last five years, the government was able to pass 133 bills. Key bills piloted by the finance and...
Parliament ended the penultimate session of this Lok Sabha with both Houses passing the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, that enables 10% reservation in education and employment for economically weaker sections. The process by which this was done illustrates the collective failure of...