Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 2
Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament beginning September 14, the Opposition events are up in arms towards the directives to curtail Zero Hour and drop Question Hour and personal members’ Bills from the enterprise of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha within the identify of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Congress, Trinamool Congress and CPI lodged protests towards the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha secretariats’ resolution to dispose of Question Hour, a parliamentary software the Opposition has to repair authorities accountability.
This is homicide of democracy, stated the Congress and TMC, whereas CPI’s Binoy Viswam wrote to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu saying disregard of established procedures was a “ploy to insulate the government from parliamentary scrutiny”.
“The proposal to exclude Question Hour is arbitrary, shocking and undemocratic. It is members’ privilege and the very life of a session,” Congress’ RS deputy chief Anand Sharma stated.
Party’s LS chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated the federal government ought to rethink its resolution to curtail Zero Hour (from one hour to half) and drop Question Hour. “We feel our rights have been snatched. All issues concerning the nation and the world are raised during the Question Hour. The government should reconsider,” he stated.
TMC’s Derek O Brien stated the developments amounted to “murder of democracy”. He stated Question Hour had been disbursed with throughout particular classes, however the monsoon session was a daily session.
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