Decline of Parliament

The recently concluded Budget Session of the Seventeenth Lok Sabha was truly noteworthy, as the Lok Sabha functioned for only 33 per cent of its scheduled time (46 hours) and Rajya Sabha for 24 per cent (32 hours). Significantly, in the 15 days of the second part of the Budget Session, Lok Sabha worked for 5 per cent and Rajya Sabha for 6 per cent of scheduled time

Failure’s figures

Sometimes, however, the words of an old song Little things mean a lot kick-in ~ as they do in a written reply from the home ministry to a query on terrorism. Mr Hansraj Gangaram Ahir presented a few statistics on what obtained in the last three years (till 2 December) and left it at that.