A washout, again?1 min read . Updated: 24 Dec 2015, 02:50 AM IST
If things don't change very soon, the ongoing winter session of Parliament will end without any meaningful progress on the legislative front
If things don’t change very soon, the ongoing winter session of Parliament will be the second session in a row to end without any meaningful progress on the legislative front. Voters don’t like this. Results of a survey published in this paper last week showed that nine out of 10 participants were of the view that political parties should take responsibility and give priority to the legislative business. Public support for the strategy of obstruction adopted by the Congress is also waning.
On a positive note, in an all-party meeting called by vice-president and chairman of the Rajya Sabha Hamid Ansari, political parties agreed to allow smooth functioning of the upper house which has seen many disruptions.
Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri offered some valuable advice to political parties at an event last week, suggesting that consensus should be built on important issues. The next few days in Parliament will show if parties are up for a change.