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The 8th session of 11th parliament was prorogued on Thursday after only nine sittings, reports news agency UNB.

This is the shortest budget session in the history of Bangladesh 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.

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

Five bills were passed in this session.

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Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the prorogation order of the president around 1:33pm.

Before reading out the prorogation order, the Speaker thanked all the MPs of treasury and opposition benches for reaching a consensus in the House in upholding parliamentary democratic practices.

Shirin Sharmin also thanked all the MPs, officials, newsmen, 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.