Winter session of Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

New Delhi: The month-long Winter Session of the Lok Sabha, which witnessed turmoil on several issues including FDI in retail, was adjourned sine die today.

The session saw passage of several bills by the House, especially the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, and also witnessed the Government suffering embarrassment in the wake of the defeat of the Constitutional status for the anti-graft ombudsman.

The session witnessed stalling of House for nearly two weeks over various issues including FDI in retail and the opposition demand for an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise which was later accepted on a mutually acceptable wording. No private member business could be taken up due to adjournments.

The NDA boycott of Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G issue, Mullaperiyar row and demand for separate Telangana led to tumultuous scenes during the session, which was extended by three days from December 27 to 29 to take up important bills, particularly the Lokpal Bill.