Kevadia (Guj), November 25
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said elected representatives should engage in a healthy dialogue in Parliament and legislative Assemblies and refrain from using unparliamentary language during debates in the House.
“Use of unparliamentary language and indiscipline in the House by elected members hurts the sentiments of people who elect them,” Kovind said, addressing the inaugural session of 80th All-India Presiding Officers’ Conference at Tent City in Gujarat’s Kevadia village, near the Statue of Unity in Narmada district.
“It is expected of elected representatives that they remain committed to democratic values. The biggest challenge for elected representatives and democratic institutions is to fulfil the expectations of people. I believe people of this country expect that their elected representatives follow parliamentary norms. People get hurt when their elected representatives use unparliamentary words or indulge in indiscipline in Parliament or in the Assembly,” said Kovind .
“In parliamentary democracy, the Opposition has an important role along with the ruling party, and so there is a need for understanding, cooperatio, and meaningful exchange of thoughts between the two,” he added. — PTI
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