RAJYA SABHA VALEDICTORY REMARKS – 232 ND SESSION

MR. CHAIRMAN:
Hon’ble Members, we have come to the close of
the 232
nd
Session of Rajya Sabha which had 27 sittings.
We welcomed 17 newly/re-elected Members to our Hous
e.
Considerable legislative business has been transact
ed apart from
discussion on the Railway and General Budgets 2014-
2015.
In all more than 20 hours were devoted to Governmen
t
Legislative Business apart from discussing three Mi
nistries.
On the whole,
the House conducted business for more than
140 hours.
A wide spectrum of issues were taken up through Que
stions,
Special Mentions, Calling Attention and Short Durat
ion
Discussion. The House also discussed significant n
ational and
international developments. There was ample opport
unity for
Members to seek clarifications.
On numerous occasions disruptions, principally in
the
Question Hour, occurred which forced repeated adjou
rnments.
This deprived Members of the opportunity to seek th
e
accountability of the Executive

I take this opportunity to thank the Leader of the
House, the
Leader of the Opposition, the Leaders of various Pa
rties and
Groups and the Hon’ble Members for the cooperation
extended
by them in the overall functioning of the House.
I also thank the Deputy Chairman, the Members on th
e Panel
of Vice-Chairmen and the officers and staff of the
Secretariat, for
their help and cooperation.
I have asked the Secretary-General to make availabl
e the
statistical information relating to the Session.
On the eve of our Independence Day, I take this opp
ortunity
to convey my greetings to all of you and the good w
ishes of
Parliament to the citizens of our nation.

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