Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Question Hour


Lok Sabha Question Hour: BJP, Opp members spar as ministers target state governments

August 03, 2022 1:12 am

It started when BJP's Bardhaman-Durgapur MP S S Ahluwalia sought to know why no one from the SC, OBC, EBC or safai karmachari communities in his constituency benefited from the PM-Daksh scheme.

Left wing extremism violence down in country, but force personnel deaths rising in Chhattisgarh: Govt

July 21, 2022 6:43 am

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Lok Sabha during Question Hour, Left Wing Extremism (LWE) violence has decreased from 2,258 in 2009 to 509 in 2021.

Difficult for character actors to become hero, heroine again: Gadkari

March 30, 2022 4:00 pm

Gadkari was responding to a question by BJP's Roopa Ganguly, who asked if safety measures available in new cars can also be fitted in old cars.

Opposition protests fuel price hike for second day

March 23, 2022 11:39 pm

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was present at her front-row seat, was seen marshalling MPs from her party as well as other opposition parties. 

BJP MLAs raise slogans in Rajasthan Assembly, demand probe in REET paper leak case

February 15, 2022 2:14 pm

The opposition BJP has been demanding a CBI inquiry in the paper leak case. Ever since the Budget Session began on Wednesday last week, the opposition has been creating uproar over the demand.

To disparage India’s parliamentary democracy, some are imagining its decline

October 16, 2020 9:15 am

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore writes: When it comes to Parliament’s health, post-Narendra Modi, its productivity and standing as a forum for debate have actually been raised.

Explained Ideas: As Parliament resumes, why Question Hour matters

September 15, 2020 8:47 am

Cancelling Question Hour erodes constitutional mandate of parliamentary oversight over executive action, writes P Rajeev.

Fact Check: Who asks for Question Hour depends on who is in Opposition

September 13, 2020 11:29 am

From Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal to Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan, BJP-ruled Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and Shiv Sena-ruled Maharashtra, Assembly sessions have done away with Question Hour.

Opposition parties planning joint offensive against govt in Parliament

September 06, 2020 7:47 pm

The rapid rise in the number of COVID 19 cases will also come up for discussion. The opposition will also raise the heat in Parliament on the row over social media giant Facebook and allegations that it is soft on ruling party members when it came to applying hate speech rules.

An Expert Explains: What are Question Hour and Zero Hour, and why do they matter?

September 06, 2020 10:16 am

In view of the pandemic and a truncated Monsoon Session, Parliament has said no to Question Hour and curtailed Zero Hour. The Opposition has strongly criticised this. Why these two periods are important.