Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 23
The final day of the Monsoon Session noticed Lok Sabha members thanking Speaker Om Birla for effectively operating the House regardless of troublesome circumstances within the wake of the Covid pandemic.
The members, led by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, additionally thanked Birla for giving everybody an opportunity to talk in the course of the Zero Hour.
Calling Birla “Zero Hour ka hero”, Joshi mentioned when he turned the MP for the primary time “we (MPs) would be happy if we got the chance to speak even once during the Session”.
“You have given time to everyone (to speak in the Zero Hour)…everyone is happy and would like to thank you. You have become Zero Hour ka hero,” mentioned Joshi.
Praising Birla and in addition Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Joshi mentioned: “Even in these difficult circumstances you (Birla) and Chairman Rajya Sabha have done so well to run the Parliament.”
“Our number is quite big. Despite the politically tense situation you managed the House so well taking everyone along,” he mentioned.
“Everyone followed the protocol in letter and spirit. With God’s grace the Parliament functioned for 10 days without any difficulty despite 3,000-4,000 people coming here. We did not face many difficulties because of your efforts and God’s grace,” mentioned Joshi additionally thanking the Opposition MPs after a number of members completed elevating their points in the course of the Zero Hour within the Lok Sabha.
The session, which was to run until October 1, has been curtailed preserving in thoughts the rising variety of coronavirus infections.