“MP expresses dismay over reduced speaking time in Parliament”

Independent Opposition Member of Parliament has expressed her disappointment over the reduction of speaking time from 20 to 15 minutes and the decrease in Parliament sessions from two weeks to one.

While responding to the 2024-2025 National Budget in Parliament, Kumar highlighted that over the past 18 months, the speaking time and the number of speakers have been reduced on crucial motions.

“This isn’t democracy, Mr. Speaker Sir.”

“This House belongs to the people, and they deserve sufficient time for us to debate and scrutinize important issues affecting them,” she stated.

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