A Broken Legislature

PRS Legislative Research has some damning stats out on the recently concluded Budget Session of the Parliament.

Key lowlights are:

  1. Least amount of time spent by both Houses on debating the Budget since 2000
  2. 100 percent of the demand for grants passed without discussion
  3. 1% of productive time spent on legislative business in Lok Sabha; 6% in Rajya Sabha
  4. Poorest performance of Question Hour in Lok Sabha since 2014

Basically, no work got done in the entire Budget Session. And we have an entire ministry for Parliamentary Affairs! In a well-functioning democracy, heads should have rolled for this incompetence.

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