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'Washed out Budget session is the reason for no productivity'

Updated : April 05, 2018 21:23:08 IST

The penultimate day of Budget Session 2018 was also a wash out-making this one of the least productive sessions in a decade. According to legislative research firm PRS, the Lok Sabha clocked only 22% productivity. While the upper house managed only 33% productivity.

This is in sharp contrast to last Budget Session when the lower house's productivity was at 108% and Rajya Sabha achieved 86%productivity.

Crucial bills like fugitive Economic Offenders Bill. The Negotiable instruments bill and consumer protection bill failed to see the light of the day. It is estimated that the disruptions cost the country Rs 190 crore.

To take the stock of all the parliament action, or the lack of it GVL Narsimha Rao, newly inducted BJP, Tathagata Satpathy, BJD MP, along with Veerappa Moily, Former Corporate Affairs Minister and COngress MP and AK Bhattacharya, Editorial Director of Business Standard, sharing their views.

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