The Agonizing Indian Parliament Logjam
An all party meeting was held on Monday by the government in order to end the deadlock in Parliament. “The Indian Parliament Logjam is agonizing and weakening the process of democracy”, said Somnath Chatterjee in a recently.
Congress and all other opposition parties are demanding resignation of Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and are saying that they will continue their protest against the government in the Parliament until their demands are fulfilled.
Pramod Tiwari, Congress leader held BJP responsible for the deadlock of the Parliament and he also added that the BJP government is protecting those whose crime is almost visible.
Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are not able to function due to the opposition parties. Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhra Raje have been alleged to help Lalit Modi and Shivraj Singh Chauhan has been targeted by the opposition due to the Vyapam scam.
Due to this wastage of time there is not only wastage of money which is spent for the functioning of the Parliament but also some important bills are also pending which may hinder the progress of the country if not passed within the time.
The people of the country have sent their elected representative to Parliament not for its disruption, but to work in a peaceful manner and to make laws for the welfare of the people of the country. But the disruption of Parliament will surely slow down the pace of development.
Ravi Shankar Prasad told the reporters that Sushma Swaraj has been ready to make statement in the Parliament from first day and as far as Vyapam issue is concerned, Congress should know that issues of states are not debated in Parliament. PRakash Javadekar said that Congress is fairly responsible for the logjam in Parliament and their leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi responsible as many many of the Congress MPs did not subscribe the idea of continuous disruption but their leaders forced them due to their electoral defeat.
Both the parties are blaming one another for the deadlock and no one is ready to compromise. Instead of disrupting the Parliament the opposition should allow discussion to take place in the Parliament on the issues in order to find out a solution. It is not the first time when such kind of thing is happening. When BJP was in opposition they also disrupted Parliament many times and same thing is being done by Congress. This shows that all the political parties are one and the same. None of them lose a single chance to defame each other without thinking of the consequence.
It is high time that both the government and the opposition should come together and discuss tall the issues so that Parliament can function in a smooth manner and all the pending bills can be passed. Everyone should work together instead of fighting with one another.
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