SME Times News Bureau | 18 Jul, 2018
serious concern over declining confidence of the people in the
Parliament, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday asserted that
smooth functioning of the House is not the responsibility of the
Government alone and it is a joint responsibility of all sections of
his anguish over the last two sessions of the Upper House ending in a
‘loose-loose’ situation for all sections of the House and the
people, he urged all parties and leaders to ensure a ‘win-win’
monsoon session and sought their cooperation.
Ministers and 23 leaders belonging to 20 parties today attended the
meeting convened by Chairman Shri Venkaiah Naidu, a day ahead of the
start of monsoon session tomorrow.
to the happenings in the Rajya Sabha during the last session, Naidu
said ‘No party can bring the House to a standstill insisting on
Government’s response even as the members and parties have a right
to seek such a response. The better way would be to talk it out, walk
out or vote out”.
to feedback from the people during his tours across the country
during the last eleven months, Naidu stated that people are
distressed over non-functional Parliament.
also referred to a recent survey in which people have expressed their
lack of trust and confidence in the Parliament and political parties.
urged both the ruling and opposition parties to stop the ‘mutual
blame game’ holding each other responsible for persistent
disruptions and dysfunctional House.
stressed that it was time to recalibrate the conventional position
that it was the responsibility of the Government to run the House and
it should be seen as a shared responsibility.
to news reports about the meeting of opposition parties yesterday, he
said his hopes of a productive session were rekindled by their
assertion of keenness for an effective monsoon session.