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Manisha Sharma
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Is self interest above Parliament?
Updated 24 Oct 2017 | Tuesday
Updated 24-Oct-2017 | Tuesday

Whenever anyone heards the word Parliament a picture of a place full of ruckus, disputes and protests comes to mind. Parliament doesn’t feel like the temple of democracy but a school of undisciplined children. Many a times it seems our representatives are not there to work, but to create commotion.

What is a matter of concern that most of the topics of debates in Parliament today are rhetoric and not connected to the interest of general public. The debates revolve around statements and all parties join in to put down each other. Their only motive is to not allow the Parliament to function.

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there is more preparation for how to boycott speech and to find an excuse of walk out from the Parliament.
Senior leader LK Advani expressed his displeasure after observing the deteriorating level of Parliamentary proceedings.

Ever since the electronic media has emerged, presence on the TV screen is considered as the basis of popularity. Nowadays, negative publicity is seen as equal to fame. As a result, well-placed MPs, who are devoted to public welfare in Parliament and beyond the Parliament, are becoming marginalized and those who are busy on TV all day are now heading for the main stage.

This leads to neglect of work, service, dedication, serious issues such as Parliament's main obligation, and disputes dominate. This has been further fulfilled by the celebrated 'celebrity MPs' and their clones.

Other are also following the league and are opting for shortcuts to be popular, which is usually to create some dispute or raise a ruckus.The intended meaning is to become successful and famous without doing any work.

Parliament was considered the largest temple of democracy, and every person wanted to reach the temple and serve the country. There was a desire to serve the country, unlike today where everyone only wants to reap the benefits. Members earlier used to demand for good study material and today they ask for car/bungalow and free amenities.

MPs used to wait for hours to listen to each other's speech and prepared more than the lecturer to understand and discuss it. Now, there is more preparation for how to boycott speech and to find an excuse of walk out from the Parliament.

Senior leader LK Advani expressed his displeasure after observing the deteriorating level of Parliamentary proceedings. But to nothing, there has been no change.

Why personal selfishness is dominating over the country and society? Why are these evils in the society gripping our MPs and parliamentary system? When will we understand that the country is more important than individual benefits?

 Someone will have to take the first step and go ahead and initiate a change in this system, otherwise this blind competition of personal self-fulfillment and self-sufficiency will not spare us, our society and most importantly our country.

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The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS and PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

Keywords:
Parliament  |  Interest  |  India  |  democracy  |  debate  |  noise
Keywords:
Parliament  |   Interest  |   India  |   democracy  |   debate  |   noise
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