New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- With the winter session of Parliament likely to be put off this year on account of covid-19 pandemic, both Houses are likely to have historically lowest number of just 33 sittings this year, according to data analyzed by New Delhi-based PRS Legislative Research.

The impact of covid-19 on legislative functioning can be gauged from the fact that while the budget session of Parliament in March had to be cut short by nearly 10 days, an already truncated monsoon session in September, which was held with strict social distancing norms, too, was cut short by eight days.

While members of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) maintain that the final decision on winter session would be made by the cabinet committee o...