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    At least one MP has decided to return part salary for not working!

    Biju Janta Dal (BJD) has been supporting BJP on the issue of de-monetization. Prima-facie, BJD is not responsible for the present impasse in the Parliament, which is being witnessed in the ongoing Winter session. In spite of that, BJD MP Baijayant 'Jay' Panda has decided to return a part of his salary as MP. He will retrun an amount proportionate to the time waste/lost, although he or his party is not directly involved in the current disruption. Mr. Panda has announced this in his Twitter post.

    Many MPs have opposed the decision of Mr. Panda. Some of them have linked this decision with his comfortable financial position. However, common people of India have liked the conscientious decision of Mr. Panda.

    The country requires conscientious political leaders like Mr. Baijayant 'Jay' Panda.
  • #586267
    I have been vocal in many social media and also in ISC forum that this winter session of Parliament was wasted by the opposition with no agenda but just to corner the government of one issue to which they are not ready to discuss nor they allow the government to explain. In that impasse all the man days were lost and many bills kept on the table for pass has to stay pending. I have recommended no pay no work even to PM and Parliamentary Minister for this impasse. Therefore I strongly support the move of BJD MP Baijayant 'Jay' Panda for returning is part of salary as fine for non working of Parliament during the just concluded winter session. Shame on the opposition MP's who were willfully done this to bring shame to the government. One thing is sure the people are watching the behavior of the so called opposition parties and either too they had some respect and now they have nothing.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #586271
    Really it is a welcoming gesture and precedence shown by a responsible member of a Parliament showed the right way for others. Simply blaming the opposition party is also not the correct thing, the ruling party might have taken the initiative to set right the conducive atmosphere in the Parliament to have good discussion in the Parliament. At present ruling and opposition parties showing their egos disrupting the good debate and making the public at loss.

  • #586272
    Let us forget about policies of political parties for a minute. Even indiviual MPs can take such decision, because how to spend his/her salary, is entirely the prerogative of the inividual. So MPs can inividually take decision to return part of their salaries because of the disruption caused by them.
    Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.

  • #586275
    Yes you have once more made a good observation. Cutting across the party lines those MP's who are accountable to their voters can take their decision and forgo the salary and allowances for which no session could be held due to uproar. Such gestures would be appreciated by the voters and he will have more tumultuous welcome next time when he visits his own area.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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