Sunday, 27 September 2020

MPs are answerable to people: Speaker Om Birla

Updated: September 15, 2020 11:25 am
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today said, it is the responsibility of all MPs to remain answerable to people and work towards bringing the hopes and aspirations  of people to the notice of government. On the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Mr. Om Birla congratulated the Members for their enthusiastic participation in the proceedings of the House despite Covid-19 pandemic. Mr.Birla said, it depicts the strength of the democratic institutions and works towards the growth of the democratic values.

Observing that the Session is being held under very grave circumstances, Mr. Birla said owing to the social distancing norms, Members have to sit in the Public Galleries and Rajya Sabha Chamber, but despite this, three hundred and fifty-nine MPs participated in the proceedings of the House. Constructive discussions were held and eight Bills were introduced, while two Bills were passed by the House.

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