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Let the parliament function

The winter session of parliament was disrupted due to the tough stand taken by the opposition against the Modi government’s decision to ban notes of high denomination. Parliament is a place where legislators function and pass legislations for the development of the country. A strong opposition party is a must against the Ruling Party and issues of paramount importance could be discussed at length removing the anomalies and lacunae if any, and thereby arrive at a consensus for the bills to be passed. This healthy practice should be followed by the involvement of all parties concerned.

Freedom of speech is questioned in the parliament and we come across a situation in which we see that it has become more or less a fish market and the main aim is to disrupt the functioning of the house. Opposition is creating a hindrance in the parliament because if the government governs well and the people are happy with them they will be voted back to power.

Paralysing the parliament in motion will only delay the proceedings and we all know what it costs to the exchequer and to the tax payers. The agenda for discussion in Parliament should be communicated well in advance to all concerned, so that they can go prepared to make their respective useful contributions by way of healthy and fruitful discussions. Past dignitaries of importance could always be extended an invite without fail so as to get their inputs in matters of significance. This will, in turn, give them a sense of pride too.

The ruling party and the opposition should act together and discuss all issues of national interest and consider a path of progress and put our country in the forefront in a positive way and arrive at a conclusion and find amicable solution to all problems. The spirit of “WE” together can achieve a lot should be followed, rather than the “I” alone definition.  As people of this patriotic country we look for peaceful existence and pray for peaceful parliamentary sessions and prevent parliamentary paralysis.

Allegations and counter allegations by the two main parties proved the disruptive minds of their leaders. In the past it was walk out from the parliament assumed greater importance and in the present scenario causing rackus inside the parliament is the new way of functioning. What a way to behave and act in parliament in front of viewers and television camera. It clearly reveals and reflects our cheap mentality in preventing a new system for the development of the country. Parliamentary paralysis is making the country to lose valuable time and tax payer’s money as well going to drain.

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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