The online petition said that the recent logjam can erode the faith in parliament
GN Bureau | August 13, 2015
The monsoon session of the parliament is heading towards a close. Seeing that the fate of key bills hangs in balance, top industrialists, including Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Sumit Mazumder, president, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Infosys co-founder K Gopalakrishnan, have joined more than 40,000 people who have signed an online petition to end the parliament logjam.
The petition by CII urges all political parties to end the stalemate and allow the parliament to function and begin a process for passage of key reforms bills. It also said that the recent logjam can erode the faith in parliament.
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“Parliamentary paralysis can lead to weakening of India’s democracy. There is a spread of political power between the opposition and the Government in Indian Parliament. Both have an important role to play. Both have responsibility to discuss and resolve political issues. Political consensus represents the best practice in Indian democracy,” it said.
“Recent events have been disheartening… Important laws like the constitution amendments in Goods and Services Tax which improves India’s growth rate is held up. GST has taken a long time in coming and has taken years of consensus building, and CII has time and again reiterated that this could significantly contribute to India’s and States’ growth.. India has to grow in order to alleviate poverty and create jobs. Parliament did not get an opportunity to discuss important issues, like floods, security issues, other economic priorities, etc…”
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