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BANGALORE: Following the example of Parliament, Legislative Council Chairman D.H. Shankaramurthy has started sticking to the rule book and closing the Question Hour on completing 60 minutes. Reason: long speeches by members, instead of asking supplementary queries.
As a compensation, the Chairman will declare that the replies given by Ministers to the members' questions and replies thereof as laid, but, they would not have no chance to ask supplementary questions. A member, who sends question to be raised during the Hour, could ask three supplementary questions, but he could ill-afford to enjoy the privilege, if the Hour is restricted to 60 minutes.
Mr. Shankaramurthy goes on cautioning the members not to waste time, especially during Question Hour. On Monday, eight members lost the opportunity of eliciting more information or relief from the Ministers concerned. On Tuesday, he said that three questions and replies would be taken as laid.
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