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Two officials discuss MPs’ right to ask ministers questions
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TEHRAN – The vice president for parliamentary affairs says although the lawmakers have the right to put ministers to questions, the government believes that the parliament has asked the current ministers too many questions. 
 
Majid Ansari made the remarks during a televised debate with MP Mohammad Reza Bahonar broadcast on Thursday.
 
Ansari said that the parliamentarians have asked the ministers 925 questions over the past year, complaining that it is too much and it consumes a large part of the government’s work and energy.
 
MP Bahonar defended the Majlis’ attitude, saying putting questions to the ministers is fruitful and necessary.  
 
He said the people expect their representatives to pursue their concerns, adding that asking questions is among the lawmakers’ responsibilities. 
 
On August 20, the Majlis dismissed former Science, Research and Technology Minister Reza Faraji-Dana after putting an impeachment motion to a vote.
 
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Last Updated on 30 August 2014 09:25