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Piyush Goyal Has Been Advised To Keep His Answers Short

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 27: Piyush Goyal Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy addressing the media on completion of one year of NDA govt. at National Media Centre on May 27, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today advised Power Minister Piyush Goyal to give short answers to questions raised by MPs after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav objected to his long speeches.

"You are young and energetic. You are doing a good job. But your replies should be short," Mahajan told Goyal soon after he finished a long reply on shortage of water in thermal plants.

The Speaker's remarks came after Yadav objected to Goyal's long speeches, saying answers to questions during Question Hour should be 'Yes' or 'No'.

Yadav, a veteran Parliamentarian, said earlier the House used to take up 15-16 questions during the hour-long allotted time but because of long replies by Ministers, only a few questions could be taken up for discussion now.

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