Do our elected representatives need to learn discipline from other countries?In one of the panel discussions in a news channel, a former IAS officer had a word of praise about the proceedings in the Senates or the Councils of the foreign countries, making a mention about Australia in particular. Even serious discussions would continue without leaving the seat and interrupting the member who was speaking. Dissidence towards Speaker or the Chair would be shown simply by rising from the seat and not moving towards the podium. Objection to any comment would be made by signalling with their pointed finger and would interfere in the discussion.
But the scenario is different in the Parliament or the state assemblies here. Even the Chairpersons, sometimes are not free from bias. Many leaders say that these are the temples of democracy; as such these temples should be protected with the highest order of discipline and devotion. Do our elected representatives need to learn more from their counterparts of other countries?