Firt session of 18th Lok Sabha concludes

The First Session of the 18th Lok Sabha, which commenced on June 24, witnessed a productivity of 103 per cent in seven sittings of the house.
The first session concluded on Tuesday.
Concerning the business of the House, Speaker Om Birla informed that the first session lasted for about 30 hours and 40 minutes.
He also informed that Lok Sabha recorded 103 percent productivity during the Session.
“During the Session, 539 Members took the oath,” Birla said. Referring to the election of Speaker,of Lok Sabha held on June 26, Birla expressed gratitude for electing him as Speaker for the second time through voice vote. On June 26, also, the Prime Minister introduced the Council of Ministers to the House. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was appointed as Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.
Om Birla informed the House that the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address on 27 June, 2024 lasted for more than 18 hours and 68 Members participated in the discussion. In addition, 25 Members laid out their speeches. The discussion concluded with the reply of the Prime Minister on Tuesday. While a total of 41 matters were taken up under Rule 377, three statements were made under Direction 73A.
This apart, 338 papers were laid during the Session. The Lok Sabha Speaker expressed his gratitude to Bhartruhari Mahtab, Pro-tem Speaker for the smooth conduct of proceedings during the aath of the Members and election of the Speaker. He also thanked the Prime Minister, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Leaders of Parties, and Members of the House for their contributions to running the House smoothly.