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Pepper spray and knife inside the parliament brought shame upon the nation
It was a black day in the history of Indian parliament, when mikes of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman were uprooted and then in Lok Sabha, an MP used pepper spray, while the other brandished a knife. But, such chaos has been a regular feature amongst Indian politicians. Couple of days ago in Odisha assembly, one MLA smashed a few chairs. A day before in the J&K assembly, MLAs indulged in a physical fight, hurling fists.

The Constitution makers must be repenting for not foreseeing the fact that the next generation of MPs would stoop so low that they would exhibit lowest quality of farce in the temple of democracy. Forget about self dignity, they shamelessly demolished the dignity of Indian Parliament and Democracy. This day should be remembered as the day of national shame.

If somebody relates it to desperate act of MPs on the Telangana controversy, I would differ strongly. In a democracy, protest and opposing something has a different, dignified and decent method. Hooliganism, vandalism and chaos can’t be a democratic process. This is just equivalent to Mobocracy.

Who is responsible for such degradation in our Parliamentary system? Sushma Swaraj said that it’s Congress’ failure that it can’t control its MPs. Then what about BJP MLAs disrupting Delhi assembly session? In fact, all party senior leaders are responsible for such degradation. People can remember how senior leaders such as Sushma Swaraj, Sonia Gandhi, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Manish Tewari, Kapil Sibbal, Sharad Yadav, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav etc (I have just taken few names) direct their party. People also remember, how Somnath Chatterjee ran the house amidst so much of shouting.

Fact is that nowadays, political parties consider disrupting the House, showing indecent behavior and hooliganism as a new trend of politics. That’s why these things are happening now. The day is not far off, when somebody would be murdered inside the Parliament.

A time has come, when there is a serious need to introspect the Indian political parties. You can’t promote such anarchy inside the House, else anarchy would spread throughout the nation and these politicians would stand as victims.

I think that the leader of both the houses, Leader of opposition, Prime Minister and UPA chairperson must submit their resignation and tender apology to the nation and the framers of the constitution.

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