The Lok Sabha has been without a Deputy Speaker for 15 months despite a mandate given by Article 93. The Speaker has to fix a date for the election but, intriguingly, Om Birla said it was not his job to do so.
During the current monsoon session of Parliament, of the three contentious farm bills the Lok Sabha, through voice vote, passed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
With the Supreme Court refusing to stay work on the new Parliament building, the antiquated House is expected to be elevated to a composite Parliament Complex which will be modern, efficient and quake-resistant.
AT a meeting on June 16, 2020, the Election Commission (EC) discussed the issue of false affidavits filed by some candidates along with their nominations. It adversely affects the rights of voters as well as impinges on the purity of the electoral process.
Inadequate participation and low attendance by MPs in the meetings of Department-Related Standing Committees are matters for the concerned political parties to take note of and initiate appropriate action