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MPs must pay for Parliament disruptions

Union Minister Giriraj Singh apologized in Parliament for his discriminatory remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi earlier this month, following opposition disturbance. This is not the first time that Giriraj made such comments where Modi government had to face embarrassment. His loose tongue has no limits. The biggest irony is that these types of folks still exist on earth that makes discrimination based on skin colour. Earlier too he had made communal statements. Such right wing leaders are damaging Modi’s secular image which he is trying to project on global platform. The bitter truth is that Indian society is obsessed with white skin. People spending lumpsum amount to look fair, a practice which was only confined to female fortress, but now male too is spending huge money on beauty products. Anyways, the comments of BJP leader were condemnable and Congress disrupting parliament on these trivial issue is a waste of public money. Every minute of parliament is important and opposition should understand now people have become more mature and understand very well the motive behind such obstructions.

Congress termed Giriraj Singh ‘insane’, and expect him to apologise too. Why would one want apologies from someone who is considered insane? These are simply disruptions for the sake of it. Not once has our Prime Minister resorted to such depths to demand any apology for Mani Shankar Aiyar’s ‘chaiwalla’ remark or Sonia’s ‘maut ka saudagar’. If Singh made a statement in Bihar on Mrs Gandhi, why should PM apologise that too in the Parliament? The Congress party leaders have not been archetypes of virtue either. Who does not remember the crude ranting of Mani Shankar Aiyar saying that chaiwala Modi will be allowed to vend tea in the Congress party meeting? The channels showed Sonia enjoying this dirty comment of Mani. Even Modi called her names by providing all sort of objectives. Mud shelling, calling names and giving objectives has become fashionable in politics, and rest all jobless ministers keeping all prominent and crucial issues aside rant on unwanted topics. People of this country are fed-up with such mindless ministers who remain insensitive towards the time and money.

Every minute in Parliament costs and we, the common man, the tax payers pay for it. We need to fix accountability on these politicians. Someone should intervene in this matter and order an inquiry over the costs incurred on parliament disruptions should be borne by the respective political parties. Such subjects are not valid reason to disrupt parliament and get it adjourned time and again. Even BJP leaders too should realize if such issues are fueling to this extent they should avoid controversies. The opposition had earlier demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology and said the minister must resign, forcing an adjournment in the Lok Sabha soon after the budget session resumed after a three-week break. Giriraj’s apology will not satisfy the opposition since they would like to embarrass the Modi Govt at every stage and get some political mileage. More than opposition, its BJP leaders who are damaging the image of Modi.

Why should anyone that too one holding a responsible position in the government make an inflammatory speech and give room for interruption of parliament? Hope this will be the last such distasteful occurrence and our parliamentarians will conduct themselves with dignity and decency expected of them. Parliament is an august house and all elected representatives should behave with decorum befitting their status. Political dramas are a waste of time and disruption of sitting of the house must be dealt with ….maybe pay cut for the MP’s who start the ‘show’. There are scores of bread and butter issues to focus. Through the mass media the world gets free entertainment round the clock.

Indians abroad hold many top positions and many of them are paid high salaries than their local counterparts be it any country. Accept the fact here that Indians are the most racist on this planet. While they dirge overseas about their treatment based on their color, back in their own country, they have this hierarchy system which is part and parcel of India. The Congress also raised the comments made by Sanjay Raut, a leader of BJP ally Shiv Sena, who said recently that the voting rights of Muslims should be revoked as they were misused for votes. Before the session began, PM Modi appealed for cooperation from all parties.

Giriraj Singh is politician from Bihar. He is the BJP MP from the Nawada constituency in the 2014 Indian general election and a former minister in the cabinet of Nitish Kumar. On 8 July 2014 Giriraj Singh filed a complaint that his house had been burgled. The alleged burglar, a man called Dinesh Kumar, was caught with a suitcase packed with 600 US dollars, two gold chains, a pair of gold earrings, a gold locket, three gold rings, 14 silver coins, and seven luxury watches — all of which he said he had stolen from Singh’s home on Boring Road in West Patna. Singh however mentioned that they had only stolen 50,000 rupees of cash plus other jewellery from his house.

Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond The News (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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