Srinagar, Sep 13: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah will attend the monsoon session of Parliament starting Monday, more than a year after J&K’s special status was abrogated.
“Yes, I am going to attend Parliament. Though they have kept no provisions to ask questions but we will have to sit four hours daily,” Farooq told a national daily. “Nevertheless, I will raise our issues there,” he added.
During the debate on revocation of Article 370 last year, several opposition leaders had demanded that Farooq Abdullah be allowed to attend Parliament.
The monsoon session will be held between September 14 and October 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The last parliamentary session was cut short on March 25 following the viral outbreak. The government has decided to do away with the Question Hour and instead only written replies will be given.