Sad commentary on functioning of India’s parliamentary democracy: Naidu on RS disruptions

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today dubbed the recent disruptions in the House a “sad commentary” on the functioning of India’s parliamentary democracy and said matters of public importance could not be discussed because of the “collective failure” of the lawmakers.

Addressing the Rajya Sabha Day Celebration here, the Vice President lamented the repeated disruptions in the House during the second part of the Budget Session and said Parliament is for addressing people’s concerns.

“It was a win-win situation, but we made it a lose-lose situation. It is time to wake up and look at the way forward,” he said.

“The whole country is watching our collective failure in disparagement and it certainly does not augur well for our parliamentary democracy,” he said. (AGENCIES)


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