A record of sorts was created in Rajya Sabha today with first time Member Kahkashan Perween presiding over the Question Hour, for the first time. Rajya Sabha Chairman M.Venkaiah Naidu, after the Zero Hour announced that she would preside over the proceedings of the House during the Question Hour.
MP Parween is the only woman Member currently on the Panel of Vice-Chairpersons of Rajya Sabha. Shri Naidu later complimented her for doing her job with confidence.
Chairman Naidu appointed MP Perween as Vice-Chairperson following the demand made by some women Members on 8 March 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.