NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday called for deciding a national policy on the need for Upper House in state legislatures.
He also urged political parties to evolve a consensus on the code of conduct for their members both inside and outside legislatures.
He made the remarks during the launch of the book ‘Moving on…Moving forward: A year in office’ on his first year as vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma.
Naidu broadly suggested five reforms to improve the functioning of Parliament and state legislatures.
“In my view, political parties must evolve a consensus on the code of conduct for their members both inside the legislature and out of it. Otherwise, people might soon lose faith in our political processes and institutions,” he said.