Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his anguish over frequent disruptions in parliament proceedings. The Prime Minister was speaking at an event at the Central Hall of Parliament to confer the best parliamentarian awards for the years 2014 to 2017.
In an apparent reference to frequent disruptions and pandemonium in Parliament, Modi said the country would have been surprised to see MPs of all parties sitting together in harmony at the event, unlike during the day where all vociferously oppose each other. He said he wished to see the same harmonious scene in Parliament. He voiced his concern in a tweet.
MPs represent the aspirations of their constituents. That is why, it is vital that Parliament functions and we have constructive debates on various issues. Due to disruptions, our nation loses.
Let us always work together for the wellbeing of the poor and marginalised. pic.twitter.com/xEYACu2JOI
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2018
The government has the least to lose due to disruptions in Parliament and it is the country which loses the most, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while stressing on effective functioning of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
He also said it is the duty of each parliamentarian to lend voice to the poor and the marginalised and highlight the issues related to common man in Parliament, in order to force the government to take steps for their welfare.
“It is important for MPs to express the voice of the poor and the marginalised. Sadly, when there is noise and chaos in the House, MPs are not able to speak and the loss is of the entire nation,” he said.
He further said, “Government has the least to lose due to din in Parliament. It is the country which loses the most.”
Parliament is a forum to debate and even criticise the government, he said stressing upon the need for Parliament to function effectively.
“The words spoken in Parliament are on record and they will be a part of history books. That is why, it is important for Parliament to function effectively,” he said.