New Delhi: The Corona epidemic which has caused havoc all over the world has not only affected human lives and private or government business but also has affected the proceedings of Parliament in this sequence. For the first time after 1952 in the midst of the Corona crisis, it will be seen that the Question Hour will not be held in the session. The monsoon session of Parliament is starting from 14 September in the midst of Coronavirus crisis.
This time the session will be conducted without leave. However, zero-hours and other proceedings will be directed as per schedule. The outbreak of the epidemic has destroyed every system. Lok SabhaSpeaker Om Birla gave information about the Monsoon Session of Parliament in which a decision was taken that all MPs will be subjected to Coronavirus test 72 hours before the start of the session in view of Covid-19.
Apart from MPs, there will be a Corona test of the staff members coming to the Parliament. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said that before the monsoon session of Parliament begins, a corona test of the staff and family of all MPs will also be done. At the same time, random tests will also be done during the Parliament session. Arrangements for all MPs to get their tests done will be done in the Parliament premises itself, these will be done before the commencement of the test session.
For the first time in the history of Indian Parliament after 1952, the proceedings of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will be held in the Central Hall of Parliament. This is being done to maintain social distancing. Members will sit in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and Central Hall during the proceedings. MPs and ministers sitting in different places will be able to connect with each other through video conferencing.
They will have a big screen in front of them, through which they will be able to see the action. The Lok Sabha session will run for the first four hours after which the next four hours the Rajya Sabha will run. At the same time, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien has attacked over the cancellation of the Question Hour. They have questioned that when the rest of the working hours of the Parliament are conducted the same as before, then why was the Question Hour canceled? Brian also alleged that democracy is being killed by pretending to be an epidemic.