We have all been used to what is going on in a debate in Parliament. If we try to trace our memories, there will always be a time when you would see Members of Parliament yelling at each other, stepping outside, ending the session and God only knows what.
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To combat this situation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his government is ensuring that parliamentarians (parliamentarians) are given some discipline.
As of now, Parliament 's proceedings have been handled by conventions and rules mentioned in "Members Manual" . But late, the privileges enjoyed by parliamentarians meant that Mr Venkaiah Naidu, minister of parliamentary affairs, considered the matter more seriously.
The government is said to have said: "To improve the credibility of legislatures and Parliament in the public eye, it is now more than ever vital that Parliament and legislatures demonstrate that their work is efficient and responsible."
Listed below are the rules and regulations mentioned for lawmakers to review:
- Bow in the chair as you enter or leave Parliament.
- MPs must resume their posts as soon as the President gets up to speak.
- Everyone must keep the pure meaning of Question Time.
- MPs must remain silent as they turn to the house.
- One of the most crucial changes thus proposed is to make sure there are no shouts of slogans, throw banknotes or even sit on dharna within the sacred environment of Parliament.
- A Member must not refer to any factual element in which judicial proceedings are pending and not use non-parliamentary words.
One of the most intriguing aspects that have been proposed concerns the punishments that are mentioned; if a member of parliament violates the code of conduct, particularly during the address of the President, Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The reproaches include the Assembly that imposes a punishment in the form of a warning, withdrawal from the Chamber, suspension from the Chamber, imprisonment and even expulsion from the Chamber.
If we are able to look back a few months when Prime Minister Modi first set foot in Parliament, it could be perceived that this change was inevitable. As a sign of respect for the holy place he called Parliament; one can only consider the same effect to be canceled among the other parliamentarians.
The changes thus proposed are effective also in the strategic front of the government in power. Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) currently enjoys the right to pass any law because it has the numbers for the majority.
Although, two meetings will take place to discuss these changes among Members of Parliament. One can only hope that holiness can be restored in the place where India makes all the decisions to help its people.
While some believe it is an impressive step since Modi's government, others will consider it dictatorship.
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So which side are you on, a disciplinary or an anarchist? Let us know in the comments section.