Friday, May 25, 2012

Neutralising the parliament

We claim to be a parliamentary democracy. But how effective is the parliament? Only the other day when Rajya Sabha was scheduled to discuss the Maxix-Aircel issue and the alleged involvement of the present Home Minister, some DMK members ensured adjournment of the House by suddenly raising the unrelated issue of Tamilnadu Legislative Council. DMK is a member of the ruling coalition!

Discussion on any matter of national interest is systematically sabotaged by either the ruling or the opposition parties. Why should we fool ourselves by falsely claiming to be a parliamentary democracy?

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