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Lack of quorum forces early adjournment of Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha lacked quorum during a discussion on a private member's bill on June 28, 2019. Photo: LSTV

The Lok Sabha lacked quorum during a discussion on a private member's bill on June 28, 2019. Photo: LSTV  

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The presence of at least 10% of the total strength of House or about 55 members constitutes the quorum in the Lok Sabha.

Business of the Lok Sabha collapsed on June 28 due to lack of quorum minutes before it was scheduled to end.

The issue of quorum was raised by AAP member Bhagwant Mann during a discussion on a private member resolution regarding water scarcity and Ken-Betwa river-linking project.

Mr. Mann raised the issue of quorum around 5.45 p.m. when Jagdambika Pal (BJP) was speaking on the resolution.

Mr. Mann said he was also objecting to absence of Opposition members in the House and lesser numbers on the Treasury benches.

The presence of at least 10% of the total strength of House or about 55 members constitutes the quorum in the Lok Sabha.

Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, halted the proceedings of the House and ordered ringing of the quorum bell. Following this, some MPs came to the House but not in enough numbers to complete the quorum compelling the Chair to adjourn the House minutes ahead of the scheduled time of 6 p.m.

The discussion on the resolution moved by Pushpendra Singh Chandel will continue next week.

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