ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
PARLIAMENT MUST START
BUSINESS AS USUAL.
It is seven days gone and Parliament has not done any business and there
were only disruptions instead of debate.
We all agree, the Parliament represents the will of the people.There are many
members of Parliament who say that the Parliament is Supreme.But the fact
is, the people are supreme.Parliament is one of the FOUR pillars of democracy.
One pillar cannot say that they bear the entire weight of the ceiling.Democracy
is of the people,by the people & for the people.Parliament enacts laws,Judiciary
interprets laws,the Executive implements the laws,and the Press represents the
eyes and ears of the people.Each pillar of democracy should function
independently for the welfare of the people.
Parliament is the forum for debates,discussions & deliberations.If the opposition
wants to draw the attention of the government on any issue, they have the right
to protest,walk out and also draw the attention of the Chair.This should be
symbolic and cannot prolong for days.Here,I quote one incident which
happened in the House of Commons in UK which may be interesting.
On 15th March,1988,during budget statement,of the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Nigel Lawson,Labour MP Dave Nellist led a group who attempted to intervene &
disturb the sitting,he refused to resume his seat.The Deputy Speaker
suspended the sitting for 10 minutes.On resuming, the budget speech
continued. If Parliament does not function, it is loss for the country.
The Parliament did not function for the last 7 days & the country
lost Rs.63 crores as per some estimates.The Congress party who ruled the
country for more than half a century,should set an example and should not
say the BJP when they were in the opposition also disrupted the functioning
of the House.Yes,what BJP did at that time was wrong.In the present scenario,
the government is willing to debate,discuss all issues in the Parliament.The
opposition led by Congress should discuss all issues in the Parliament
as the people are watching.