On Monday, soon after the episode on popular quiz game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ season 13, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, concluded, a viewer took to social media to claim that a question and the corresponding ‘correct’ answer to it was ‘wrong’. 

Contestant Deepti Tupe, who quit the game show to take home Rs 1,60,000 after being unsure about an answer about the Indian Parliament, was asked by ‘KBC 13’ host Amitabh Bachchan, “Normally, with which of these does every sitting of the Indian Parliament start?” 

While Deepti opted for A. Zero Hour (after quitting), the correct answer was shown to be ‘Question Hour’.

A user took a screenshot of the question and answer and wrote on Twitter, “Wrong question and answer in today’s episode of @KBCsony. Have followed several sessions on TV. Normally sitting in #LokSabha begins with Zero hour and sitting in #RajyaSabha begins with Question hour. Please get it checked. @SrBachchan @LokSabhaSectt @babubasu.”

Upon seeing the tweet, Kaun Banega Crorepati producer Siddhartha Basu responded saying there was no error whatsoever. “No error whatsoever. Kindly check the handbooks for members of the Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha for yourself. In both houses, unless otherwise directed by the speaker/chairperson, sittings conventionally begin with Question Hour, followed by Zero Hour,” Siddharth tweeted. 

In a follow-up tweet with two screenshots, the viewer wrote, “Mr. Basu, thank you for your response. I cross checked the information on Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha websites. The two screenshots testify that both the question, as well as the answer were wrong. Must mention that sitting in Rajya Sabha begins at 11.00 am.” 

Siddharth again replied and tweeted, “These spell out in black & white exactly what the question & answer assert. Pease read them or any other authoritative source again. There is no room for misinterpretation. It’s odd that you should persist with seeing an error where there is none.” The viewer responded, “Mr. Basu, the screenshot I had posted in previous response was from PDF of Rule book of Rajya Sabha available on the website. I hope offices of Chairman- Rajya Sabha Hon. @VPSecretariat and Chairman- Lok Sabha Hon. @ombirlakota take a cognisance and clarify the fact.

Kaun Banega Crorepati first premiered in 2000 and celebrated 21 years this year. The format of the game is such that contestants answer a series of questions to win prize money with the jackpot question worth Rs 7 crore.





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