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Indian parliament… Certain ominous cracks

Ever since the recent revelation of a mega scandal in India, the air has been thick with charges, counter charges, debates involving politicians, journalists and all and sundry. Some leading opposition parties have been pressurizing the central government to come out with all details including the steps initiated to bring to book the guilty.

And, as everyone knows, parliament is the right forum for those concerned to express their views on any such issue but, disruption of the proceedings in the parliament has become the main job of the members. Gone are the days when the members irrespective of the parties they belonged to had the patience to lend their ears to the views of each and every member.

One wonders why the politicians who are so eloquent when they chat with the media people are so aggressive and unruly when they are in the parliament house. By doing so they are in fact exposing themselves… their ignorance, intolerance and the limitations of their own parties. If they are loyal to the people who vote them to power or if they are concerned about the reputation of their nation, they won’t be behaving in such an irresponsible way. If this trend continues, the people will be tempted to boycott elections.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

1 Comment

  1. There is urgent need to implement the ‘Right to recall’ those parliamentarians who disrupt the proceedings for days together, draw full salary at the cost of poor tax payers!

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