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 themselvesâ€¦ 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 wonâ€™t be behaving in such an irresponsible way. If this trend continues, the people will be tempted to boycott elections.