Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, lamented that disruptions in Parliament have unfortunately prevented several members, retiring from the Rajya Sabha, from being able to participate in debates on historic legislations like the triple talaq bill. "They have contributed significantly to Parliament and we have all gained from their experience and insight", Modi said.
The remarks evoked peals of laughter in the House, which witnessed several light moments during the farewell speeches of retiring members who are about to complete their tenure.
"I have already made a decision to have a review of the rules of Rajya Sabha and once the draft is prepared, it will be discussed in the Rules Committee and then finally after a general discussion, we will move in that direction, what Rahman Khan has just mentioned", Naidu said.
Parliament bid farewell to retiring 60 Rajya Sabha MPs on Wednesday.
"It plays a key role in policy formulation, " he added. Gallant soldiers sacrificed their lives for the country and while watching their families receiving the awards, he was reminded of the events in the house, the Chairman said in a choked voice. They have worked to the best of their ability for the brighter future of the nation. He said the responsibility of smooth functioning lies not only with the opposition but also with the government. "Who can forget the manner in which Professor Kurien has contributed to the Rajya Sabha", PM Modi said. "Please feel free to share your thoughts on vital issues".
Earlier, when the House was adjourned for 15 minutes, most members and also the Prime Minister remained seated in the House.
The Prime Minister said that the Upper House, with senior Members, has a unique significance.
"The doors of Parliament always remain open to you, as do the doors to the Prime Minister's Office". "Every Parliamentarian raises the voice of the poor, the farmers and the vulnerable sections of the society", Azad said. When the House could have taken up legislative business and discussion on banking scam, Congress members rushed to the Well raising slogans.They accuse others of disrupting proceedings.