Sunday, August 23, 2015

Virtual Parliament

Anguished by the washout of the monsoon session of our parliament, Chetan Bhagat has suggested that it is time that we explored the alternative of having virtual sessions of parliament. This is a welcome suggestion that will certainly prevent the culture of holding legislature to ransom.

Such a move will enable all parliamentarians to participate more effectively. Transparency will improve. This will also encourage the legislators to seek the views of informed professionals on various matters without the fear of being ridiculed. Outsourcing for expertise while the ownership will be with MPs will be good for the nation's development.

Parliamentarians used to physical wrangling will not like this idea. But they have no right to practise the dog in the manger policy of neither they will do their duty nor will they allow others to do theirs.

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