‘Parliament disruptions result in loss of 89 working hours and ₹130 crore'
The Morning Standard|August 01, 2021
CONTINUED disruptions in Parliament have led to losses to the tune of over ₹130 crore in the ongoing monsoon session, sources said on Saturday.

Both Houses have witnessed minimum legislative business and the deadlock between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration and the Opposition, mainly over the Pegasus snooping controversy, showed no signs of subsiding.

The Opposition has been pressing for discussion and an independent inquiry by a Supreme Court judge, serving or retired, into reports that an Israeli spyware sold only to governments was used to hack phones of political leaders, judges, activists and ministers. However, the government has dismissed these demands and termed the snooping of phones a “non-issue”.

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