Winter session of Parliament adjourns sine die

Winter session of Parliament adjourns sine die

New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die ahead of its original schedule. The winter session of the Parliament was witnessed amid protest of the Opposition.

The opposition has made a united effort, demanded the resignation of Union Minister of Home, Ajay Mishra for his alleged involvement in the killing of protested farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, where his son Asish Mishra was arrested for firing at farmers.

Rajya Sabha was adjourned indefinitely, after laying the listed papers and reports, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House indefinitely.

Rajya Sabha Chairman has suspended 12 opposition members for their unruly behaviour in the previous session in August.

"The Rajya Sabha functioned much below its potential," Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said. "I urge you to introspect and reflect on how this session could have been different and better. I have a very critical view," Mr Naidu added during his address to MPs.

Also, Rajya Sabha has witnessed a continuous protest by the Opposition over the suspension of 12 MPs and also demanded the resignation of the Minister for the state, Ajaya Mishra over Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Amidst the protest of the Opposition, both the Houses of Parliament has passed important bills including the electoral reforms bill which links the voter ID card to the Aadhar card. Parliament has also passed the prohibition of child marriage amendment bill.

The Winter Session had 18 sittings and witnessed the passage of key legislation such as the Farm Laws Repeal Bill and the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill.