A record of sorts was created in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday when first-time Member Kahkashan Perween presided over the Question Hour, for the first time.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, after the Zero Hour, announced that Perween would preside over the proceedings of the House during the Question Hour.
A Janata Dal (U) member, Parween is the only woman member currently on the panel of Vice-Chairpersons of Rajya Sabha. The Question Hour had a smooth run as Perween kept reminding members to stick to rules, and ask pointed questions, rather than giving long introductory remarks.
The Chairman later complimented her for doing her job with confidence.
Perween was appointed as Vice-Chairperson following a demand made by some women members on 8 March 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.