The Special Session of the Lok Sabha that passed the landmark Women’s Reservation bill was adjourned sine die or indefinitely late on September 21 night after a marathon discussion on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 session.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the Special Session or the 13th session will be recorded as a “historic session” in history as Parliament started a new journey from the new Parliament building.
The Thirteenth Session of the 17th Lok Sabha, which commenced on 18 September, 2023, concluded on September 21.
Mr. Birla informed the House that the session which commenced on September 18 and had four sittings lasted for about 31 hours. And the House recorded a productivity of 160%, he added.
The highlight of the session was the passage of the Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill that will provide for 33% reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and Assemblies.
The debate that lasted for 9 hours and 57 minutes saw 60 members including 32 women. The Bill was passed with 2/3rd majority, as per the constitutional provisions.
The House also had a discussion on 75 years of Parliamentary journey after it was Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the first day. The discussion lasted for 6 hours and 43 minutes, with 36 members participating in it.
The discussion on Chandrayaan-3 Mission on September 21 went on for over 12 hours and as many as 87 members spoke in the discussion.
The Rajya Sabha has also adjourned sine die, a day ahead of schedule, after passing the landmark women’s reservation Bill.
The Rajya Sabha also passed a resolution on ‘India’s glorious space journey marked by successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3’.
During the brief session, the Upper House also discussed the ‘Parliamentary journey of 75 years from Samvidhan Sabha - achievements, experiences, memories and learnings’.
Earlier in the day, the 128th Constitution (Amendment) Bill, referred to as the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, was passed by the House with all 214 MPs present voting in its favour.