The article “Trying times for parliamentary system” (Oct. 24) is a timely admonishment of the people of India and its parliamentarians. The country has seen repeated interruptions and washed-out sessions resulting in bills being passed without discussions.
One hopes the article will serve as a reminder to all to strive towards strengthening parliamentary democracy, earned by our forefathers after a long-drawn struggle.
The sorry state of affairs prevailing in Parliament has been clearly exposed. Vital issues are seldom discussed and pandemonium is often witnessed. The blame rests on both the government and the MPs for their failure to discharge their duties honestly.
The apparent inertia of the supreme constitutional body can be changed only if our elected representatives do sincere soul-searching and voice public opinion more effectively.