Madhya Pradesh session of assembly this year during the monsoon originally planned to be conducted for a period of 4 days ended up in a mere two-day session.
For two days, the session put in only two hours wherein actual business was carried out. The session was conducted under Madhya Pradesh speaker Girish Gautam.
Out of 28 proposals put forward in the house, Nineteen passed by the house without any discussion being carried out by them.
Also, the Madhya Pradesh supplementary budget & other six bills were passed.
A number of times, a lot of ado & noise was created by the Congress opposition wherein the speaker had to intervene while stopping the assembly discussion; according to Speaker Girish Gautam, it was not so convenient to pass the law amid the uproar & without any discussion being done on them before passing them, he also stated that it was a matter of serious concern in a democracy if any public law is passed without discussing it, especially a penal law.
The Madhya Pradesh Excise Amendment Bill of 2021 declaring capital punishment or life imprisonment in death cases relating to illegal liquor consumption; this amendment was passed in between much protest and slogans by the congress opposition.
The MP Excise Amendment came up for proposal after at least seven people were declared dead in Mandsaur District of MP due to consumption of illegal liquor.
Other bills like the Madhya Pradesh Moneylender Bill Amendment were passed without discussion in a total of six minutes; Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Bill was indeed discussed but only for a period of 1.14 minutes.
The COVID-19 period amid following safety guidelines assembly sessions was adjourned within one & a half an hour, making these sessions the shortest to be conducted ever in the history of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
In the period when the Congress government under Kamalnath was heading the MP assembly, 50 days were lost due to protest. Out of a total of 130 days, Congress was leading the 14 assembly proceedings.
The present 15th assembly out of 17 proposed meetings, only two could be conducted; out of another three proposed meetings, only one could be conducted that too for only 1.26 hours.
Congress MLA PC Sharma states that passing a penal law without discussion is the typical attitude of BJP and RSS that laws should be made without any discussion as they have no faith in Democracy.
He further stated that if all bills continue to pass without any discussion in the house, the assembly will soon become irrelevant.