Despite parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu asking its leaders not to embarrass the government by asking uneasy questions, BJP member Dushyant Singh Thursday in the Lok Sabha accused the minister of state for transport Pon Radhakrishnan of “not knowing his subject”.
Another member Kirti Azad accused rural development minister Birendra Singh of not replying to his question on corruption in the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana in his Parliamentary constituency in Bihar.
On Monday, Naidu advised the MPs not to ask uneasy questions and instead, project the government’s developmental agenda.
Party sources said that as many aspirants have not been accommodated in the latest Cabinet reshuffle, the MPs may have been asking probing questions.
An agitated Singh, son of Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje, made his remark when Radhakrishnan tried answering his question on highways. “I am saddened that the minister does not know what his subject is. He is just passing on what his bureaucrats have told him,” said Singh.
Earlier, Kirti Azad insisted that Birendra Singh reply to his question on irregularities in rural roads in his constituency. He asked questions on the two-year delay in execution of road projects in his constituency, but the minister blamed the state government.
“Madam Speaker, the minister is not replying to my questions. I need your protection,” Azad said, forcing Singh to answer Azad’s questions and assure of action.