May remove Zero Hour from next session, says Haryana Assembly Speaker
Haryana Vidhan Sabha could remove zero hour from the next session, President Gian Chand Gupta said on Tuesday. The president’s remarks came on the last day of the three-day monsoon session when opposition leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda objected to the president’s decision to allow three members each to raise issues of their own choosing. .
As soon as zero hour started, the president asked Congressman Mamman Khan to speak. Hooda stepped in and said it was against the previous one. He insisted that Zero Hour was meant for discussing “hot issues”. “We did not come here to hear the constituency’s demands during Zero Hour,” he added.
Several other members of Congress, including Bharat Bhushan Batra, Jagbir Malik and Raghubir Singh Kadian, joined Hooda and raised objections.
The President, however, insisted that it was important for MPs to raise questions of their own choosing and that Hooda should not force any of them to say what to say.
A visibly upset Hooda said that in such a case zero hour should be eliminated. As Hooda reiterated his remarks, Gupta said he would consider eliminating zero hour from the next Assembly sitting. “Zero Hour has resumed at your request. If you don’t want this to continue, we will consider eliminating it from the next session, but zero hour will continue today as envisioned, ”Gupta told Hooda.
Batra, while objecting to the way Zero Hour was conducted, said it was not correct for the President to individually ask each member to speak for three minutes as that “goes to the length of time. ‘against the goal of Zero Hour’.
Previously, congressional lawmakers had called for the length of the session to be extended, as many issues of public importance had yet to be raised and discussed. However, the Speaker insisted that since there was no House business pending, the time would not be increased. A proposal was brought up in the House and adopted by the President by majority vote at the end of the session.
Opposing the president’s decision not to extend the duration of the session, Congressmen Jagbir Singh Malik and Raghubir Kadian gathered in the well and protested.
Earlier, another congressman, Amit Sihag, speaking at Zero Hour, demanded that the pace of Covid-19 vaccination be stepped up in rural areas. Citing three villages where 95% of the population received their first dose of vaccine, Sihag demanded that the government offer Rs. 50 lakh as an incentive for villages that have achieved more than 90% vaccination coverage.
Also speaking at Zero Hour, Jagbir Singh Malik also spoke about the ruling BJP-JJP alliance on corruption. “This government said it adopted zero tolerance for corruption. However, many scams, including registry scam, alcohol scam, ration scam, have appeared. Around 300 tax officials have been charged with registering fraud, but no one knows what action was taken against them. I have a list of 80 scams that have taken place, but no action has been taken on any of them. The government had purchased Coronil kits worth Rs 2.72 crore. Where have these kits gone? Who were these kits delivered to? Nobody knows. The government should form high-level committees to investigate all these corruption incidents ”.
BJP MP Harvinder Kalyan has called for a limit to be set for protests in Vidhan Sabha. “Public order has been disrupted during the official programs of public representatives, ministers. Under the guise of peasant agitation, anarchy has spread. The opposition never condemns such acts of anarchy, “said Kalyan, attacking the opposition for failing to condemn the boycott or protests during the office of BJP-JJP leaders in recent months. .
MP JJP Devender Babli pointed out that several announcements made by the government in recent months have yet to be implemented. Several opposition MPs have demanded a discussion of the current farm agitation. Nayan Pal Rawat of the BJP, however, attacked Congress and singled out Hooda for ceding farmers’ land to private builders in the name of land acquisition.
Independent MP Sombir Sangwan also raised the issue of the continued agitation of farmers.
Taking a look at the President’s conduct of Zero Hour, Congressman Chiranjeev Rao later told the media: “Also yesterday, six BJP MPs spoke during Zero Hour while only one MP of Congress was authorized. It does not make sense for the government to be praised by its own members of Parliament. “