PRS Legislative Research has some damning stats out on the recently concluded Budget Session of the Parliament.
Key lowlights are:
- Least amount of time spent by both Houses on debating the Budget since 2000
- 100 percent of the demand for grants passed without discussion
- 1% of productive time spent on legislative business in Lok Sabha; 6% in Rajya Sabha
- 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.