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Second half of the Budget session begins, Lok Sabha Speaker hopes for result-oriented assembly

By Dinkle Popli -- March 14, 2022 11:19 am -- Updated:March 14, 2022 11:19 am

New Delhi, March 14: Ahead of the commencement of the second half of the Budget session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday expressed hope for a healthy and result-oriented discussion by the members.

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"The second half of the Budget session of Parliament is commencing today. I hope with the active participation and positive contribution of the members of the House, healthy and result-oriented discussion for the welfare of people will take place," Birla tweeted. Amid declining COVID-19 cases in the country, the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are set to resume their normal sittings for the second part of the Budget session.

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However, the two Houses will continue with most of the restrictions, following the COVID-19 protocol, seen in the earlier parts of the Parliament sessions.

The two Houses of Parliament will continue to follow the social distancing norms in the seating arrangements of the members by utilizing both the chambers and visitors' galleries.

The second half of the Budget session will conclude on April 8. The first half of the Budget session began on January 31 and concluded on February 11.

Congress has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the Russia-Ukraine crisis, including the evacuation of the stranded Indian students.


In the notice, the Congress MP said, "War in Ukraine has consequences - political, economic and strategic for humanity as a whole. In addition, the new world order is being created behind a new iron curtain. It has serious implications for India's approach to international relations. In addition to the plight of our students who despite being evacuated continue to face a grim future." Amid declining COVID-19 cases in the country, the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are set to resume their normal sittings for the second part of the Budget session.

However, the two Houses will continue with most of the restrictions, following the COVID-19 protocol, seen in the earlier parts of the Parliament sessions.

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-PTC News

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