Parliament of India or ?

Parliament of India is an institution where all the issues related to common man should be discussed and debated. However the atmosphere in our Parliament -most of the times- is worst than a fish market. In the past one year Indian Parliament has seen so many adjournments; one wonders if our politicians are concerned at all about our country and common people?

Most of the issues resulting in slogan shouting and adjournments are of the political nature. In the recent past, Opposition NDA has hit out at the UPA over rising prices, Bofors issue, Bihar and Jharkhand fiasco etc., often bringing the two houses of Parliament to a standstill to get their message across. But it’s perhaps time for politicians to realise that this means a lot of money down the drain. The impact from these adjournments is directly felt by the Indian taxpayers. As Parliament continues to face multiple adjournments these issues, it’s the common man’s money that goes down the drain. As per a report from a news channel, Parliament disruptions cost the taxpayers Rs 20,000 a minute.

In the recent past, our politicians have been seen involving in moral policing of people. Examples include: beating up poor couples in the parks, cancelling the licenses of ladies bars, Banning TV channels for vulgarity etc. So the question is who will police our politician’s moral conduct in a bid to end unnecessary squabbles?

Politicians are free to discuss and debate any political issues in the Parliament. However, shouting slogans and hurling abuses to one another, poorly reflects our Indian culture and the civic sense of our society. We are the oldest civilization, yet our attitude in public places is not fitting enough to keep up our same old tradition in this 21st century.

With rising inflation, if our elected leaders are wasting Rs.20, 000 per minute over some political issues instead of finding a solution to common man’s problem, then they should be held accountable as well should be punished for the contempt of the institution of parliament. The media should help in channelling the public’s frustration into a movement against the behaviour of our leaders in parliament at the behest and the interest of the public.

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