First Time since 1972 Lok Sabha takes up all Starred Questions
All 20 Starred Questions were taken up in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, during the on-going winter session the Parliament.
This was the first time since 1972, that all starred questions were answered in Lok Sabha during the Question Hour.
During the fifth Lok Sabha, on March 14, 1972, all 14 starred questions were answered at the house.
What is a Starred Question?
During every Parliamentary sitting, according to the Rules of Procedure, the first hour of the day is termed as Question hour.
During Question hour, Questions are asked by the members of the house and the Ministers associated with the field of the question provides the answer to the house.
These Questions asked in the Question hour are categorized into three types:
1) Starred Questions: List of these questions are printed in Green colour, and requires an oral answer in the house for which supplementary questions can follow.
2) Unstarred Questions: List of these questions are printed in white colour, and requires a written answer to the house for which supplementary questions cannot follow.
3) Short Notice Questions: List of these questions are printed in light pink colour, requires an oral answer and matters related to urgent character and public importance are under this list.