Meira Kumar concerned over frequent house disruptions

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Lok Sabha
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday expressed concern over the frequent disruptions and adjournments in parliament, affecting precious hours of business and discussions.

"I am pained that the monsoon session of parliament that adjourned since the last month lost 73.30 hours due to interruptions," the speaker said in her address to Lok Sabha members, state legislators and former legislators in the state assembly here.

"But despite that, landmark bills like the food security, prohibition of employment as manual scavengers and their rehabilitation, land acquisition, and on Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority have been passed," Meira Kumar said in her speech in Hindi.

These bills, she said, would certainly help to provide social and economic justice to the common man.

"These will definitely have long-lasting impact on their lives."

The speaker said as a public representative "it should always be in our minds that we have been elected to raise public issues. We have to raise these issues in the house so that there is a change in the attitude of society".

Meira Kumar was here on a two-day visit to the erstwhile summer capital of British India to preside over the golden jubilee celebrations of the assembly.

IANS

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