For God's sake, do your job: President Pranab Mukherjee tells Opposition

Updated: Dec 09, 2016, 09:50 IST | Agencies

In a stinging attack on the opposition over Parliamentary paralysis, President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday said the House is not a place for dharna and disruption which amounts to "gagging of majority" by the minority

President Pranab Mukharjee
President Pranab Mukharjee

New Delhi: In a stinging attack on the opposition over Parliamentary paralysis, President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday said the House is not a place for dharna and disruption which amounts to "gagging of majority" by the minority.

He told Parliamentarians that they are meant to discuss and transact business and not to disrupt.

"Disruption is totally unacceptable in Parliamentary system. People send representatives to speak and not to sit on dharna and not to create any trouble on the floor," he said speaking on ‘Electoral reforms for a stronger democracy’ on the occasion of Defence Estates Day Lecture here.

Mukherjee said, "Disruption means you are hurt, you are gagging majority. Majority never participates in this disruption. Only minority comes to the well, shouts slogans, stops the proceedings and creates a situation in which the Chair has no option but to adjourn the House. This is totally unacceptable".

"For demonstration, you can choose any other places. But for God's sake, do your job. You are meant to transact business. You are meant to devote your time for exercising the authority of members, particularly Lok Sabha members over money and finance," he said.

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