India Needs Laws Against Disruptions in the Parliament and Assemblies

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  1. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    It's been 6 years since we had a Parliamentary session that wasn't a massive washout. In trying to "exercise" democracy, our legislators are proving exactly why we don't deserve it.

    A simple majority doesn't help. All it takes is 20 apes in the well of the house, and the day's business is kaput.

    Today they're asking for Raje, Chauhan, and Swaraj to resign. Even if they do, they'll pick up another issue (eg: "farmer suicides," OROP, etc.,) and hijack the house.

    Over the past decade, the opposition has discovered a way to run a shadow-government that gets things done for its constituents and benefactors, by holding lawmaking by the ruling party to ransom.

    This NECESSITATES a law, maybe even a constitutional amendment, which prevents disruptions to our lawmaking processes by disruptions in the Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies. Said law should empower the speaker/chairperson of the house to immediately expel erroneous legislators who are disrupting the house by physical force, and disallow certain kinds of behavior such as speaking out of turn, creating a commotion, bringing "exhibits" into the house.

    Disruptive legislators are expelled on live television, repeat offenders are suspended, and IPC imposed on worse elements (such as one legislator pulling out a pepper-spray and injuring dozens of MPs, in 2014.) MPs should be subject to security checks like any other visitor. Maybe only the speaker/chairpersons, and members of the Union Cabinet must be exempt.

    Such a law should be adapted for even State Legislative Assemblies, which is where statistically, a majority of the lawmaking takes place.

    Discuss.
     
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  3. OneGrimPilgrim

    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    MPs & MLAs across their gangs get united like schooling fish when its the question of pay-hike; similar fate may befall in opposition for such a proposal (although the fear of a keenly watching SM & backlash from public may somewhat deter a few to not be vociferous & they may actually feign a 'welcome' for it).
     
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    ezsasa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Disruptions in a parliament happens all around the world, it is not specific to india.

    In Democracies which are more than 100 years old, parliaments are more civilised. Pretty sure parliaments in South America behave the same way our parliament behaves.

    It is not the disruption that needs to be targeted, but rather the way in which disruptions are made. Both in American and British parliaments disruptions are caused by philibustering (speak at length without allowing others to speak), civility of debate is something which needs to be focussed on.
     
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    very good decision was made by throwing out that jahil MLA out of Parliament who doesn't even know basic ethics to be in parliament. And not just him, many more are there.
     
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    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    and the 'gentleman' being? what happened?
     
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    Congress Member Adhir Ranjan Choudhary hauled up for unruly behaviour
    http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20150727/2650216.html


    The Lok Sabha was today adjourned for the day amid mobbing in the well over Lalitgate and 'pulling up' of Congress Member Adhir Ranjan Choudhary for his unruly behaviour.

    Prior to calling it at day around 1640 hrs, placard display, sloganeering in the Well forced three adjournments for more than two hours as there was no let up from the unrelenting Opposition Members demanding sacking of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

    Despite disruptions and din in the House throughout, the Chair and government floor managers formalised most of the items of the agenda.

    Before the first adjournment at 1125 hrs Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up Question Hour business and cleared three questions amid pandemonium.

    On reassembly too, Ms Mahajan formalised tabling of reports and some documents besides taking up Zero Hour business while the Opposition Members were rented the air with slogans in the Well.

    The House also discussed the terror attack in Gurdaspur district as several Members and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu condemned the incident.

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also wanted to speak on the issue which the Chair disallowed saying first he should ensure that his slogan shouting colleagues take their respective seats.

    During the proceedings, Mr Choudhary went to the podium with a placard in his hand and made some offensive gestures which offended the Speaker and the Treasury benches.

    Hence on re-assembly after third adjournment, BJP chief whip Arjun Ram Meghwal moved motion for suspension of the membership of Choudhary that was opposed by the Opposition.

    The Speaker also adhered to soft dealing with the erring member and advised that the BJP Whip to withdraw his move and Mr Choudhary offer apology.

    Mr Meghwal and Mr Choudhary abided by the Speaker's words but Ms Mahajan expressed displeasure at Choudhary's 'non seriousness' manner of tendering apology.

    "Apology without sincerity and seriousness is meaningless", she said and decided to name him.

    The Speaker named Mr Choudhary and asked him to leave the remaining proceedings of the House.

    Mr Choudhary abided by the directives and left the House for the day. Later, amid sloganeering in the Well, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day.

    This was the first day of the current monsoon session when the House discharged most of its agenda despite disruptive moves by the Opposition.

    Last week, the Opposition had stalled the proceedings in both the Houses over the Lalitgate and related issues.

    The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day today after paying tributes to one of its sitting members Bijoy Krishna Handique who passed away last night.UNI SS SB AS1850

    -- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0089-253128.Xml 1234
     
  8. Nicky G

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    India is still an immature democracy, such things are to be expected.

    This issue needs to be dealt outside the parliament - hurt the jokers obstructing where it matters - investigate their likely corruption and put them behind bars.

    If this government had been on the offensive outside the parliament - the members of the most corrupt party, the Congis would never have dared such antics inside the parliament.
     
  9. raja696

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    this happens because our mla's en mp's are dehatis uneducated fools even they have degrees( they get certificates as a printed form but not as real student earn). Basic education qualification should be necessary for entry in politics and passing of exams like group 1 etc should be compulsory, as right to education bill already passed in parliament . Its a way to throw there own invention stone on them .(right to education bill a tantrum for there votes publicity as a barrier to there own existence) .
     

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