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Shortest parliament session in country's history prorogued

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Shortest parliament session in country's history prorogued

Shortest parliament session in country's history prorogued

The 8th (second budget) session of 11th parliament was prorogued on Thursday after only nine sittings.

This is the shortest budget session in Bangladesh history as only two days were allotted for holding discussions on the budget for 2020-21 fiscal. The discussions on supplementary budget 2019-20 were held just for one day.

Eighteenth MPs took part in the budget discussions and they talked for around five hours and 18 minutes.

Five bills were passed in this session.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the President around 01:33pm.

Before reading out the prorogation order, the Speaker thanked all thevMPs of treasury and opposition benches for reaching a consensus in the House in upholding parliamentary democratic practices.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin thanked all the MPs, officials, journalists, law enforcers and fire service and civil defence personnel for their services for smoothly holding the parliament session.

As per the plan to maintain social distancing rule, fewer MPs attended the session compared to any normal time.

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