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Opposition should not disrupt parliament

Parliament is a place where elected legislators of the Government function to pass legislations and pave way for good governance and take the nation forward. A strong opposition party is a must to counter 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 concerned parliamentarians. This system worked wonderfully well from the grass root level and people enjoyed the measures taken in a big way for more than six decades.

All of a sudden we face and hear a term named intolerance and that in turn spoil the political atmosphere and democracy.  Freedom of speech is questioned 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 throughout a session in the functioning of parliament. Opposition will not allow the parliament to function because if the government governs well and the people are happy with them they will again come to power.

Paralysing the parliament in motion will only delay the things and we all know what it costs to the exchequer and to the tax paying public. 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 and invited without fail so as to get their inputs in matters of significance. This will, in turn, give them a sense of pride too.

People of essence are the ones who take our country through the right path and they may perish, but will leave long-lasting memories for others to cherish and follow the constitutional rights in the best way possible without paralysing the parliament. The Ruling Party and the Opposition Party should act together and discuss all issues of National interest and consider a path of progress and putting our country in the forefront in a positive way and arrive at a conclusion and find amicable solution to all problems of concern. 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 fruitful parliamentary sessions and prevent house paralysis.

C.K. Subramaniam

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