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PM Drops Question Hour, But Forces Students to Give Answers in JEE & NEET Exams: Owaisi

File photo of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (PTI)

File photo of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (PTI)

The Hyderabad MP said he did not whether parties can raise questions on COVID-19 crisis and have debates on what's happening in eastern Ladakh in Parliament as there is no Question Hour.

The Prime Minister NarendraModi-led government, which dropped Question Hour from the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament citing COVID-19, is forcing students to give answers in JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) and NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test), alleged AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday.

"One one hand Narendra Modi will not give answers in Question Hour citing COVID-19, on the other hand you ask students to go and answer questions in JEE and NEET. This is his governance," Owaisi said when asked about the Question Hour.

"We don't know whether we can raise questions on COVID-19 crisis and have debates on what's happening in eastern Ladakh as there is no Question Hour," he said.

In separate notifications, the two secretariats - LokSabha and Rajya Sabha - earlier said there will be no breaks as well during the monsoon session to be held from September 14 to October 1, and both Houses will function on Saturdays and Sundays as well. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the session will beheld in two shifts -- 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm.

Owaisi said the government with its brute majority can bring ordinances and make them into laws. "In an ideal situation we should have Question Hour," said the Hyderabad MP. He said Prime Ministers of several countries are holding press conferences on coronavirus-related issues, whereas Modi just gives video messages.

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