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MPs resolve to uphold dignity of Parliament

Parliament on Sunday resolved to uphold and maintain its dignity, sanctity and supremacy to make it an effective instrument of change and strengthen the democratic values and principles.

Members of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha also resolved to enhance the accountability of government towards people.

The resolution, climaxing the day-long debate marking the 60th anniversary of the first sitting of Parliament, moved by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and chairman of Rajya Sabha, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, was adopted unanimously by members by voice vote.

‘We, the members... do hereby solemnly reaffirm our total and abiding commitment to the ideals cherished by our founding fathers, and resolve: (a) to uphold and maintain the dignity, sanctity and supremacy of Parliament; (b) to make Parliament an effective instrument of change and to strengthen democratic values and principles; (c) to enhance the accountability of the government towards the people through the oversight of Parliament, and; (d) to rededicate ourselves completely to the sacred task of nation building,’ the resolution read.
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