Parliament can Resume if Government Acts Against Tainted Ministers, Says Congress

Published: 12th August 2015 03:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2015 03:39 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Proceedings in parliament can resume if the NDA Government acts firmly against its tainted ministers, said the Congress Party on Wednesday after receiving over 15000 online signatures.

“What is the need for an online petition and signatures, the government should take a decision on alleged ministers, and the house will start functioning from today itself,” Congress spokesperson Rajeev Shukla told ANI.

“But if the government is adamant, what can the opposition do,” he added.

More than 15,000 people, including country’s top industrialists, launched a signature campaign urging Members of the Parliament to allow the Parliament to function, debate and legislate.

"Parliamentary protests are not unknown. Parliamentary stalemates can never be permanent. Parliamentary paralysis can lead to weakening of India’s democracy. There is a spread of political power between the opposition and the Government in Indian Parliament. Both have an important role to play. Both have responsibility to discuss and resolve political issues. Political consensus represents the best practice in Indian democracy," said the petition

Since its launch on Saturday, more than 16,000 people including leading industry stalwarts have signed the petition.

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