New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the nation suffers if the parliament does not function properly.
"The House is a place where debates are to take place. When Parliament sessions are not functional, the nation suffers and more than that the MPs suffer because they can't discuss issues," said Modi in his reply to the discussion in the lok Sabha to the motion of thanks to the President's address.
Parliament is a forum where government is questioned and made to clarify its stand on various issues, Modi said.
The sessions are fruitful if boundaries are maintained during a debate, the prime minister added.