Editorial

BJP ruling Centre, States ‘forcefully’ pushing through bills; without adopting democratic process

At least 16 bills which seek to interfere in state matters have been listed for consideration and passage in the ongoing winter session of Parliament.

You have seen that if the opposition raises voice, because of the majority, the ruling party passes bills forcefully even without any voting. They don’t accept reports of standing committees or select committees. We are afraid whether our parliamentary democracy will persevere and its prestige and respect which has been preserved till now will be protected, which against the spirit of the democracy.

In a democracy there are many political parties, many ideologies but the parliamentary majority always wins. But this does not mean that you will bulldoze opposition voices, states, media, at least Godhi Media (laptop type functioning media).

It is necessary for all the factual democratic functional parties to face them boldly and coolly by cooperating with other opposition parties to fight against the BJP’s atrocities.

The winter session of Parliament commenced Wednesday. The session will have 17 sittings over 23 days before it concludes on December 29.

Rashtriya Jana Parishad (RJP) Chancellor MA Mujeeb rightly analyzed the BJP Government was using its majority to “forcefully” push through bills in Parliament and expressed concerns over the future of parliamentary democracy.