New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has
prorogued both houses of Parliament.
A press communiqué from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
secretariats said that the President prorogued both Houses
The Budget Session, which commenced on February 21,
concluded on March 25. The session was earlier scheduled to
have a second phase in April. But, it was dispensed with in
view of assembly elections in five states.
The shortest Budget session in recent years came to a
close after acrimony over diverse issues ranging from the CVC
controversy to the cash-for-votes scam.
A highlight of the month-long session having 23 sittings
was the setting up of the Joint Parliamentary Committee to
probe the 2G spectrum scam, an issue that had washed out the
entire Winter Session.