MPs need to be reined in: Meira Kumar

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Meira Kumar
New Delhi, Aug 7: Upset with frequent adjournments over different issues, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on Friday, Aug 7 said that the MPs needed to 'reined in'.

She said, "Parliaments, across the world, including ours are facing problems... They (lawmakers) need to be reined in.

Speaker also said that there was no need for making any new rules to address the problem. She made these remarks while discussing on women reservation in Parliament and legislatures on Thursday, Aug 7.

"We have the stringiest provisions in our rule book to deal with our MPs. But they (rules) have never been applied. It is not a question of having new measures..," Kumar said, adding a private member's bill in this regard could be considered.

Congress' L Rajagopal moved a bill which suggest that if any member or a group of members are found disrupting the proceedings of the House on three occasions in the same session by the presiding officer their membership 'may' be terminated on a motion adopted by the House.

"Foreign Service has taught me many things. I had such a grilling then. But sometimes I cannot decide whether I was grilled more there or here," Kumar added.

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