Contesting for Rajya Sabha Dy Chairperson’s submit to maintain federalism alive: Manoj Jha

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 13

The united Opposition candidate for the submit of Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, RJD MP Manoj Jha, stated he had accepted the candidature regardless of the numbers in the home not favouring him for one purpose and that being the well being of the Parliamentary democracy and retaining alive the federal scheme of the Indian Constitution.

Talking to The Tribune, Jha stated he had as soon as misplaced a pupil union election by three votes and “after his defeat, the fellow students regretted the poll outcome”.

Even as on the Jha’s and operating NDA’s Harivansh’s candidatures, the cloud of the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections hanging for each of them symbolize the state within the Upper House, the Opposition Nominee stated: “It is wrong to conclude this way, as my efforts are to ensure different voices flourish in democracy.”

Asking Rajya Sabha members to “stand up and be counted” in entrance of individuals of the nation, he hoped that regional events, which fashioned the governments within the states, “should think before deciding on supporting the candidates, as the House represents them”.

In a letter to all MPs within the House, Jha stated: “It is the collective wish of the Opposition that this election may not be seen as a contest for power to legislate at the level of the Union Government. It should also not be seen as a contest between two individuals.”

He added: “In view of the great Parliamentary tradition, this election is about two different versions of our Parliamentary democracy: one, which only sees it as a numbers game, and the other, which places importance on critique, discussion, and consensus building in the interest of our country and its people.”

He advised The Tribune that he was “very hopeful that some of the parties outside opposition grouping will support me”. He went on so as to add: “I am requesting MPs support not simply to win an election, but to make a strong statement in favour of an accountable system of governance.”

Jha stated that the election for the submit of deputy chairperson scheduled for September 14 — the primary day of enterprise within the COVID-affected session of the Parliament — is an opportunity for MPs to “stand up and be counted in front of the people of this country”.

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