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Bill introduced in LS for discouraging disruptions

india Updated: Apr 30, 2008 20:42 IST
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A Bill seeking to discourage disruptions in Parliament by going in for a 'no work, no pay' principle and even proposing termination of membership of the MPs was introduced by a Congress Member in Lok Sabha.

L Rajagopal said in the statement of objects of the Bill introduced last week that if any member or a group of members is identified disrupting the proceedings on three occasions in the same session, the membership of such a member or group shall be terminated on a motion.

The member from Andhra Pradesh also proposed that in order to provide disincentive for disruptions no member shall be entitled to receive daily allowance for a day if proceedings are disrupted leading to adjournment of the House for a substantial part of the day.

Noting that India is the largest democracy in the world and MPs have to play a pivotal role in enhancing the prestige of this institution, he regretted that it is being observed of late that proceedings of both the Houses are disrupted due to pandemonium.

"This not only results in loss of precious time of Parliament and public money but also dents the image of Parliament," Rajagopal said.