Rights of members in House will be protected Speaker

first_imgNew Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, during his maiden interaction with reporters, said that he will work to draw from best parliamentary customs from across the world and asked members to refrain from practices such as trooping into the Well of the House to register their protests. Elaborating on the transparent election process, Birla said that elections in India have always been transparent and said that the Congress would not be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls held after the Emergency in 1977 if this had not been the case. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaWhile maintaining that rules of the House would be above the customs being followed over the years, the Speaker asserted that rights of members of Parliament in the House would be protected under the prescribed rules and procedures. “India is the largest democracy of the world and 91 crore people, including 44 crore women have reposed their faith in democracy by enthusiastically coming out to vote in even harsh weather conditions. We have to work for a democratic system in the true spirit of the Constitution, rising up to the hopes and aspirations of the people towards whom we all are committed,” he said. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahUrging reporters to take note while reporting of the purposive debates and discussions for which the members work hard, he said that the first-time members would be given sufficient opportunity to express their views on the floor of the House. Earlier, on Friday morning, Birla practised yoga in Parliament House along with union ministers, 134 parliamentarians, officers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and other dignitaries.last_img

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