Parliament prorogued after Winter Session

New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament have been prorogued, officially terminating the Winter Session which witnessed a virtual washout due to the demonetisation row.

The President has prorogued the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha yesterday, it was officially announced today.

Last week, the Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs had recommended for prorogation of both Houses of Parliament soon after there were adjourned sine die after a month-long session that was virtually washed out over the issue of demonetisation.

The session, which began on November 16, saw almost daily disruptions over the note ban issue. The debate on the matter began in both Houses but remained inconclusive, and resulted in one of the “least productive” sessions in the last 15 years.

Due to the repeated disruptions, Lok Sabha could function only for 15.75 per cent and lost 92 hours, while Rajya Sabha worked for 20.61 per cent and lost about 86 hours.