The ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament may get extended by three to five working days in a bid to complete the legislative agenda of the Modi Government, sources familiar with the development claimed on Friday. Sources, as quoted by ANI, said that the ongoing session of the Parliament is likely to be extended by ‘three to five days’.
However, they added that the final call on the extension of the parliament session will be taken by the Union Government next week.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha began on June 17th, that commenced with the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected MPs of the Lower House of the Parliament. As per original schedule, the session of the parliament is slated to end on July 26.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Board meeting, has already indicated that the government may extend the ongoing session of the Parliament by ‘three to five days’.
It should be noted that PM Narendra Modi in the meeting expressed displeasure over the absence of many ministers from Parliament. Senior Leader, as quoted by ANI, claimed that PM Modi has sought to submit the names of MPs who are skipping Parliament session by evening.
In the meantime, Lok Sabha has been functioning for more than it’s scheduled time and has been sitting late to give the opportunity to all the MPs to raise their issues. As per the PRS Legislative Research, NGO working and tracking the functioning of Parliament, the productivity of the 17th Lok Sabha is highest for any session in the past 20 years.
While PRS Legislative Research Data further claimed that the productivity of the Rajya Sabha is 98%.