The Monsoon session of Parliament ended on 11 August 2023 with both the Houses being adjourned sine die amid ruckus by the opposition over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. The session witnessed frequent disruptions and protests over various issues, including the Manipur violence, the Pegasus snooping row, and the farm laws.
The government and the opposition blamed each other for not allowing a discussion on the Manipur situation, where ethnic clashes have claimed several lives and displaced thousands of people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the opposition of playing politics with Manipur and said that the country stands with the state in this difficult time.
The session also saw the passage of 22 bills, including the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021, which restores the power of states to identify their own backward classes, and the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which scraps the retrospective tax provision.
What is Adjournment sine die ?
Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period, without naming a day for reassembly. The power of adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House
Q.: What is the term used for terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period, without naming a day for reassembly?
A) Adjournment motion
B) Adjournment sine die
Answer: B) Adjournment sine die