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Leave politics outside Parliament and do your best for framing policies: Veep

8/4/2018

New Delhi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday that the Members of Parliament should leave their politics outside Parliament and contribute their best for framing programmes and policies for the poor. Addressing the Orientation Programme for Newly Elected and Nominated Members of Rajya Sabha here, Mr Naidu said, 'Rules are sacrosanct for all of us and together we are bound by the Rule Book, ' adding that rules provide enough instruments to raise the issues of public importance. 'With scrupulous adherence to Rules, we can utilise available time efficiently,' he added. The Vice-President said the Parliamentary democracy allows enough space for the articulation of diverse view points. 'When an issue is thoroughly debated and multiple perspectives emerge, the final legislation is likely to be more comprehensive,' he added. The Rajya Sabha follows a set of rules and procedures, the Vice President said, adding that adherence to these rules ensures an orderly conduct of the House. The Vice President quoted first Chairman of Rajya Sabha Dr S Radhakrishnan as saying: “We are for the first time starting the new parliamentary system, with a Second Chamber in the Center, and we should try to do everything in our power to justify to the public of this country that a second chamber is essential to prevent hasty legislation. We should discuss with dispassion and detachment proposals put before us.” The Vice-President said India was now emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the new opportunities and new challenges are emerging. He said, 'We need to provide a legislative framework to make economic reforms stable, sustainable, equitable.' Ease of doing business is the touchstone to measure the success of country's economic reforms, he added. The Vice-President said, 'Information Technology was an indispensable tool for enhanced efficiency and most of you extensively use IT tools in your work.' He invited the Members to use the new IT initiatives and said for their benefit e-Notice system have been introduced whereby they can submit their Notices online, according to a release.

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