Not Right To Question Speaker's Decision Outside Parliament: Om Birla

Not Right To Question Speaker's Decision Outside Parliament: Om Birla

A day after Rahul Gandhi said he was not allowed to ask supplementary questions in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla today said it was not right to raise questions on decisions of the Chair outside the House.

His remarks came after the House took up a question related to cold storage for fish, where many supplementaries were asked. It took around 20 minutes before the Speaker moved to the next question.

Mr Birla has always been emphasising in the House that questions as well as answers should be kept short so that more issues can be taken up during the Question Hour.

Today, some members, including from the Congress, wanted to ask supplementary questions.

"If one question takes around 15-20 minutes and then saying supplementary questions are not being allowed after 12 (noon) is not good," Mr Birla said.

He also said that raising questions against the decision of the Chair outside the House is not right.