Siddhartha Basu, producer of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13', has responded to a viewer who claimed that a ‘wrong question and answer’ were shown on Monday’s episode. He says that there was ‘no error whatsoever’.
Contestant Deepti Tupe was asked by KBC 13 host, “Normally, with which of these does every sitting of the Indian Parliament start?” The correct answer was shown to be ‘Question Hour’.
A viewer took a screenshot and tweeted, “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.”
Siddhartha replied, “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.”
The viewer wrote in a follow-up tweet, “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.” He also attached screenshots along with his post.
The show was first premiered in 2000 and celebrated 21 years this year.