Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has asserted that the mass suspension of the Opposition MPs from both Houses of Parliament during the Winter Session seems to be "predetermined and premeditated by" the BJP-led government at the Centre.
Both the Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die on Friday, six days ahead of the schedule in view of upcoming festivals.
In his valedictory address in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla informed that the productivity of the house was 97 per cent during the session. He said that a total of 13 sittings took place in which seven bills were passed while nine bills were introduced in the House.
In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said the House had a productivity of 102 percent during the session. He said the House passed and returned nine bills during the period.
Dhankhar added that 31 private member bills were also introduced in the House. The chairman said one hour and 46 minutes of the time in the House was wasted due to disruptions.
The Lok Sabha speaker also held a customary end-of-the-session meeting in his chamber with leaders of various parties. It was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, among other leaders.
The Winter Session of Parliament which started on 7 December was scheduled to end on 29 December but the adjournment was advanced following requests by several members in view of the upcoming festivities.
Proceedings in both Houses were affected after 13 December after the Opposition did not allow the two Houses to function, vociferously demanding a discussion on the clashes between Indian and Chinese troops at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December.