New Delhi – The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have wasted 38 hours and 33 hours respectively in the past seven days after the Opposition caused uproar in both the Houses over Pegasus spying case. The Monsoon Session of Parliament began on 19th July. Parliament functioned for a total of nine days. In the last seven days, the Lok Sabha could function just for 4 hours and the Rajya Sabha just for 8 hours and 2 minutes. As a result, ₹53.85 Crore were wasted collectively in both the Houses of Parliament. The cost of one hour of Parliament’s work is as much as ₹2.5 lakhs. The 2nd week of the Session has ended.
Disruption was caused in the Session on the following topics
1. Dispute between BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and TMC MP Mahua Moitra
2. Central Government’s information, which stated that not a single patient has died due to lack of oxygen across the country
3. Punjab Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MPs’ protest in Parliament against new Central Government Act and farmers’ agitation that has been going on at Jantar Mantar since 22nd July
4. Pegasus spying case
5. Suspension of TMC MP Shantanu Sen
MPs who commit misconduct like throwing papers will face action hereafter – Speaker, Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has warned all the MPs about possible action against any misconduct like throwing the papers. The Opposition MPs had thrown papers on 28th July. Some of them even hurled papers in the direction of the Speaker. The Speaker said, ‘The way the papers were thrown in this House was extremely sad and against the dignity and morality of the prestigious House. If any MP has a problem, he should come to my office and raise it’.