What’s the purpose? Cong rues timelines for Covid debate

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 16

The Government has come below assault from the opposition for extreme time restrictions on the essential debate on COVID 19 that was held in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

With nearly two-and-a-half hours allotted for the talk, as many as 15 Opposition events wrote a signed letter to deal with chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asking for debate time to be raised to 4 hours since this was as soon as in a century calamity.

“No, we have fixed the time and everyone must keep it,” Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh repeatedly stated within the Upper House when Congress deputy chief Anand Sharma opened the talk.

A visibly irritated Sharma informed the chair that it was unfair to have timelines for dialogue on COVID pandemic, which has price the nation a lot.

TMC chief Derek O Brien additionally later stated that 15 events had requested the chairman for prolonged timings.

Congress chief whip in Rajya Sabha Jairam Ramesh lamented lack of time to debate the problem saying what’s the purpose of a session if COVID-19 can’t be debated when over 80,000 folks have died and instances have crossed 5 million as we speak.

“Deeply disappointing that members were not allowed to speak fully on the COVID-19 situation in the Rajya Sabha today. What is the point of having this session and MPs coming from all over the country, if even on COVID-19 MPs have severe time restrictions while speaking,” stated Ramesh.

The authorities for its half is unfased and cited the truth that Health Minister Harsh Vardhan wasn’t allowed to even learn a full Statement on COVID-19 within the Lok Sabha on Monday and was requested to put the identical on account of paucity or time and pending voters agenda.

Vardhan had been reduce brief by LS Speaker Om Birla simply 12 minutes into the COVID-19 standing assertion within the Lower House on Monday.

The Health Minister had additionally seemed visibly perturbed by time restrictions, however had no alternative aside from merely laying his written assertion on the desk.

COVID-19 instances proceed to rise with over 90,000 each day infections reported on Wednesday.

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