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Unproductive monsoon session of Parliament - Unending blame game
With the chaotic functioning or aptly call it a non- functioning of both the houses viz. Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha the monsoon session of Parliament ended without any fruitful outcome. The government with full majority appeared lame and helpless before an opposition, which was hell bent to oppose whatever comes in way at the Parliament just for the sake of opposing.
We also saw serious efforts by the honourable speaker in the Lok Sabha to keep the house running by suspending 25 Congress MPs. But as soon as the suspension was taken back all of them came back to the same track. The efforts during the question hour as well as during the adjournment motion could not make any difference. The placards with slogans were a sheer insult to the temple of democracy.

There is nothing to be proud about not letting the government work and not letting the house run in the name of opposition. It ultimately appeared that the Congress party did this not because it had issues to be discussed and solved but because during its government the BJP was in opposition and had done the same thing. It seems so childish.

The Monsoon Session was very important one as 64 bills have been pending and needed to be discussed. One of those 64 bills was the GST Bill. The GST Bill was to bring uniform taxation scheme in the entire country and increase the growth by 2%. It would attract more foreign investment also. The bill was on the lines but again the placards and indisciplined demonstration came in focus. The bill remained pending.

The GST Bill must be implemented by April 1, 2016, if it is not done so the country will have to bear a loss of 90 lakh cr rupees! If the same drama continues in every session how will it be possible? The opposition must have some logic. 260 cr rupees got flushed out in this Monsoon Session. The issues remain as they are.

The issues that the Congress party was emphasising on were that the MP Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan; Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj should resign. Now a counter point is raised that there was neither any official complaint against these three leaders, nor the court has convicted them, in this way they are not proven guilty then why resign?

On the contrary, there are 178 MPs who are tainted with heinous crimes, why are they not asked to resign? Along with this, the government was ready to discuss whatever issues the opposition had but the opposition especially the Congress party itself did not want to discuss them in the parliament. It presented its image to be an anti-development party by continuously disrupting the Parliament when 64 very important bills were to be discussed and passed.

According to one PIL lodged in the Supreme Court, there must be some directionsissued to the MPs in the Parliament and state assembly MLAs regarding their conduct that they cannot waste so much of public money by not letting the house function, but then they comment on it as contempt of the Parliament. Why not the opposition should pay whatever loss it caused to the house?

The Speaker and Deputy Speaker must have some more rights and they should use them too in a situation like what happened during the just concluded Monsoon Session when the MPs behaved in such an indisciplined manner. The most indisciplinary act was throwing the papers on the Deputy Speaker.

It feels shameful when they call themselves as the representatives of the people in this country and behave this way. Is this the message we are sending out to the whole world? The Parliament is the temple of democracy and meant for discussions and taking steps in the direction of the country's development, but instead of that we have become a laughing stock in the entire world because of the irresponsible behaviour of our dear parliamentarians.

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