first_imgLegislations passed by Lok Sabha in a rush are debatedLegislations passed by Lok Sabha in a rush are debated and discussed at length in Rajya Sabha to correct any flaws, Yadavsaid.Referring to the media, senior leader of JD(U) Sharad Yadav, who is among the retiring members, stressed on striking a balance on the issue of freedom of speech”Only politicians are accountable…but others must also have some accountability,” he said, adding the maximum hiring and firing is in the media sector.”Owners have become editors,” he said.Dilip Kumar Tirkey (BJD) said the fourth estate plays an important role, but cautioned against the ill effect of “paid news or match fixing”.J D Seelam (Congress) expressed concern over “commercialisation” of politics and incidents where public representatives are lured by money.He said that while it is said that courts should not interfere but the legislature should also examine what it is doing.The issue of disruption of proceedings was also raised by members. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD) said in the democracy one should “discuss, debate and decide”. Without referring to any one in particular, he said when members rush to Well of the House, smaller parties do not get time to raise their issues.He also made a case for special session of parliament to discuss judicial reforms.Tapen Sen (CPI-M) said in a democracy, it is the numbers which decide, but efforts should be made to reach consensus on different issues.He said members may argue or even quarrel in the House, but things never go to “personal level”.advertisementKanaklata Singh (SP) gave an emotional farewell speech in which she said people in politics should realise that it is means to serve people.She lamented the frequent disruptions especially during Question Hour and Zero Hour that prevented many a MP like her from raising issues even after a lot of preparation.Singh, daughter of former Parliamentarian Mohan Singh, called for upgradation of Gorakhpur Medical College to a super speciality hospital and Gorakhpur University to a Central University.MORE PTI NKD ANZ ADS SKC RTlast_img

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