Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

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New Delhi, Dec 7 (UNI) The Winter Session of Lok Sabha was today adjourned sine die after 17 sittings spread over 90 hours during which important financial, legislative and other business was transacted.

As soon as the House assembled at 1400 hrs, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee asked that papers relating to matters under rule 377 be laid on the table of the House and declared that the session was coming to an end.

At that point, some members were on their feet demanding that a discussion on price rise and internal security be taken up.

Mr Chatterjee ruled that a discussion on the two topics would be taken up in the next session, that is, the Budget Session of Parliament.

The Speaker then made his observations, after which 'Vande Matram' was played with Mr Chatterjee declaring the House adjourned sine die.

He said in the Winter Session more than 20 hours of time due to interruptions and forced adjournments was lost. However, the House sat late for more than 17 hours to complete financial, legislative and other business and for raising matters of urgent public importance.

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