Several Opposition leaders on Thursday stepped up their attack on the federal government over the choice of not holding the Question Hour in Parliament’s upcoming monsoon session, alleging that it was an try to “suppress” their voices.
Congress once more hit out on the determination with get together’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleging that it was an try to “throttle democracy” and “enchain” parliamentary system.
At a briefing , he mentioned the get together will oppose the move each inside and out of doors Parliament.
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Lok Sabha MP Kunwar Danish Ali hit out on the determination saying in a tweet that, “Contempt if one tweets, treason if you ask questions on the streets. The country’s biggest panchayat was left to raise questions of the people. There, the government has done away with the Question Hour.This is the scary picture of ‘New India’.”
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal alleged that by cancelling the Question Hour from the following Parliament Session, the federal government is attempting to deprive “us from our democratic rights”.
“We have the responsibility, as public representatives, to raise questions on behalf of the people of our country, on important issues,” he mentioned.
“Pandemic is simply an excuse, the actual motive is to suppress our voices in order that the Govt should not need to reply questions on burning national points,” Ajmal tweeted.
Senior Congress chief and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan additionally hit out on the determination of not having the Question Hour this monsoon session.
“PM Modi has cancelled the Question Hour & Private Members’ Business in the forthcoming Parliament session. Even at the peak of COVID-19 outbreak UK PM Boris Johnson faced weekly PM’s Question Hour in the House of Commons,” he tweeted.
The Nationalist Congress Party accused the BJP of utilizing the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to cancel the Question Hour to “hide its failures” on a number of fronts.
The NCP additionally referred to as for utilizing different digital means to let parliamentarians query the Centre.
“The BJP is utilizing the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to cancel the Question Hour within the monsoon session of Parliament to cover its failures on a number of fronts,” NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase alleged.
There might be no Question Hour, a curtailed Zero Hour and no non-public members’ payments through the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats have determined, prompting opposition leaders to hit out on the authorities calling the move “undemocratic”.
The authorities, nevertheless, has mentioned it isn’t operating away from any debate and provisions are being made for permitting written solutions for the questions put up by MPs.
(Only the headline and movie of this report might have been reworked by the Business Standard workers; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)