For God's sake, do your job: President Mukherjee slams MPs on logjam
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lambasted lawmakers for continuously disrupting Parliament over the demonetisation issue and said "For God's sake, do your job."
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lambasted parliamentarians for continuously disrupting Parliament over the demonetisation issue and said "For God's sake, do your job."
Speaking at a meeting of Defence Estates Organisation, Mukherjee slammed lawmakers saying, “"For God's sake, do your job. You are meant to transact business in Parliament. I have no intention of accusing any individual, but disrupting Parliament has become a practice.”
The president said that the Opposition should not nag the majority. “Its incumbent on various senior leaders from various parties. But it has become a habit for some. Only minorities enter the well, disrupt the proceedings and then the house has to be adjourned,” he added.
Mukherjee warned MPs saying disrupting parliament is not accepted at all. He said that parliament is place to debate and no MP has a right to disrupt the house.
He also pitched for passage of Women Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha and sought electoral reforms on a 'serious' note. “Women's Reservation Bill is pending for a long time in Parliament representation of women is abysmally low. It is totally unacceptable," he said.
Responding to President’s criticism Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi blamed the government for the ruckus. “This is the first time, the President has reacted to the logjam in the Parliament. It is entirely on the government of the day to take note of the situation and act against the people who are disrupting the house. The government of the day should know that the Opposition is bound to ask tough questions and the government should not run away from it,” she said.
The Opposition has held up both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha of Parliament since the beginning of the Winter Session demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi speak on demonetisation.