‘I congratulate PM Modi that…’, says HD Deve Gowda on new Parliament and women’s reservation bill
HD Deve Gowda on the new Parliament building: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, being a senior member of Parliament, advised his young colleagues that Parliament should be used for debate and not for protests. He said that MPs should always come prepared for informative discussions in the House. He suggested that national parties should understand and accept the contribution of small, regional parties and independent members in India’s progress as a nation and its democracy.
At the same time, the former Prime Minister has congratulated PM Modi on the Women’s Reservation Bill. He said, “I want to congratulate Prime Minister Modi, at least he has taken the decision in the cabinet. This matter was pending since 1996. The United Front (UF) led by me had raised the women’s reservation issue in 1996.”
Issues should be discussed in the new parliament
The JDS leader said, “Parliament should never forget the poor, farmers, oppressed and minorities. He expressed hope that 90 per cent of the time of the new Parliament will be spent in discussing the needs of such people and their development.” Deve Gowda, a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, said in his statement, “We are taking a lot of memories of the old building and the spirit of our democracy to the new building.”
remembered his tenure
According to the report of news agency PTI, while remembering his tenure as Chief Minister and Prime Minister of Karnataka, he said that he had never thought that he would stay in politics for so long and would also see a new Parliament building in his life. This is a sign of the continued progress of this country and the depth of its democracy.
‘Don’t use the House to protest’
Deve Gowda said, “There are more seats in the chambers of both the houses in the new Parliament building. In such a situation, India’s representation will be better in the near future.” He said that as I am going to the new House, as one of the senior most members, I want to say four things to my young colleagues that Parliament should be used for debate and not for protest.
‘Use the Parliament Library’
The former Prime Minister told that he had gone to the well of the House only once in his entire career and he still regrets that. He asked the MPs to please use the Parliament library. Try to understand our legislative history well.
time spent in library
He said, “When I came to Delhi in 1991, I had no friends. It is not that I have many friends now. I spent all my time studying in the library. When I reached the Karnataka Assembly in 1962, I too had done the same. Please always come prepared to the House. There should always be informed discussion in Parliament.
Led the 13 party coalition government
The JDS leader said, “I also led a 13-party coalition government in 1996, which included mostly regional parties, and we did not perform badly. Managing India’s diversity is like managing a big coalition. India is in many ways There is a huge coalition in the U.S. We have to be very patient to nurture that diversity.”
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