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Ongoing Parliament Session likely to be extended till August 7: Government Sources

The Union government has decided to extend the ongoing Parliament session till August 7, reported PTI quoting official sources on Thursday. Sources, as quoted, claimed that the decision to extend the parliament session was taken at a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs in the national.

Narendra Modi-led government has already indicated earlier this week that the Parliament Session will be extended. Talking to media on Wednesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had said the Opposition has always demanded that Parliament should work for more number of days.

“Now we are doing it,” he said while dropping hints of extending the ongoing session.

However, earlier it was expected the working of the Parliament might be extended for three-five days. But now the government is planning to extend it by almost 10 days.

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 was slated to end on July 26.

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%.

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