New Delhi, Mar 21: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday proposed ‘no work, no pay’ rule for the MPs if they fail to engage in “constructive work” and continue disruptions in Parliament. Expressing “great anguish” over the continuous disruptions in a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the BJP MP said, “…it is equally disturbing to see public representatives, who are primarily responsible for making laws, running away from their responsibilities.” Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too
“It is …disturbing to see how public representatives, who are primarily responsible for law-making, are running away from their responsibilities. I, therefore, propose deducting the salary of MPs for their failure to engage in any constructive work. Let’s follow the fair practice of No Work No Pay,” said Tiwari in his letter, reported ANI. Also Read - Why Venkaiah Naidu Said He Felt 'Really Sad Today' In Parliament
Calling the proposal “the pot calling the kettle black”, TRS MP K Kavitha tweeted “wow”. She added that if the government did its work, the MPs wouldn’t have to protest and disrupt Parliament. This is like ‘ulta chor kotwal ko daantein’. No party or MP will want to protest on floor of house, if government of the day timely fashion addresses their issues,” she tweeted.
Tiwari, who represents North East Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha, also heads the BJP’s Delhi unit.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday cancelled Wednesday’s dinner he had organised for the members of the Upper House after Lok Sabha witnessed disruption after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed that 39 Indians, who were abducted in Mosul in 2014, were killed by ISIS in 2014. The preparations for the dinner, supposed to take place on Wednesday, were completed last week and the invitation cards were also ready.