What will I show to the students visiting Parl?
Expressing displeasure over the ongoing Parliament logjam, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday wondered what he will he will show to the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya during their visit to the House. Javadekar was present at an event to mark the foundation day of the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools.
Criticising the opposition, he said, “Where is the Parliament functioning?” even as he expressed concern over the impact it would make on the school children, who visit Parliament to watch the proceedings. “I wonder what should I show to the school children from Kendriya Vidyalayas who will come to watch the proceedings. Should I show them what kind of ‘hungama’ is going on in the Parliament,” Javadekar said.
“People choose a government after five years and in a Democracy, people’s mandate is above all. And in this way, if the Parliament does not work, this is undemocratic and an insult to the mandate,” he said.
“I think gradually the people’s opinion will create pressure on these people that this won’t do. Everyone has to work and in Parliament you should give your opinion, that is democracy. You should oppose, that too is democracy. But this is no way to not let function an elected government,” Javadekar added.