Should it Be 'No Work, No Pay' for MPs?

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 12:21 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: The Indian parliament pictures an image of a house of heavy pitched slogans and cacophonous ruckus. While the people of the country may stand the heavy commotion and often the drama in the house, the cost of which is more than bearable for a nation reeling under heavy price rise and inflation.

As the standoff between the government and the opposition continues and the functioning of the Parliament comes to a standstill over the issue of FDI in retail, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal made a strong remark stating that the parliamentarians get paid for working for public good and he feels it’s a violation of their oath to the constitution when it’s not followed.

Seemed to be angry over the developments, he said, "It is our job to work, we get paid for it. It is not just issue of money, it is an issue of public service." "Having taken an oath to the Constitution, our job is to discuss, debate and inform. If we do not do that, then in a sense, we are not doing things consistent to the oath that we have taken," he said outside parliament.

Showing his frustration at the ongoing dramas in the Parliament, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on the micro-blogging webstie, Twitter, “(It’s) Time for No work No Pay. If a minimum number of hours of business isn't transacted that day, no allowances should be paid out to parliamentarian."

Taking a dig at the opposition, Omar tweeted, “No one is forcing FDI in retail down anyone's throat. States not interested have right of first refusal. What could be more fair???” “Govt says we are ready to discuss any issue, Opposition says we are ready to discuss any issue. OKKKAY, so who is disrupting the house?????,” he tweets.

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