New Delhi, September 14
Amid accusations by the Opposition that the federal government was “stifling” democracy, each Houses of Parliament adopted a movement to get rid of Question Hour and personal members’ enterprise throughout the session.
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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, who moved the movement in each Houses, mentioned the federal government was “not running away, and will reply all questions”.
He mentioned Deputy Leader within the Lok Sabha and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had spoken to leaders of all events on the problem and most had given their approval. “I would like to tell leaders who questioned the suspension of Question Hour that all state Assemblies, including that of Punjab, Bengal, AP and Kerala, have run sessions for a day or two and passed several Bills. We have decided to run Parliament for 18 days and hold discussions on Bills.” — TNS