Poll mandates an opportunity to enact good legislations: Speaker

Panaji, Feb 12: Steering away from commenting on any poll results in particular, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said the mandates should be taken as an opportunity to enact good legislations. She was addressing the 5th India Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Goa. "People have become aware about the things.

The recent results show that people say if you want to do it... do it," Mahajan said here without making any reference to the election results. "People have learn to say... now do it. And they have also learnt to say No...," the senior leader said.

Poll mandates a good sign: Speaker

She said that overwhelming mandates should be taken as an oppurtunity to enact good legislations and discuss it on the floor of the House of Parliament. In a veiled attack on media coverage of certain events on the floor of the House in Parliament, Mahajan said, "Media will also have to think whom to give importance."

"They have to think whether someone discussing intelligently should be given front page or someone who creates ruckus," she said. "The representative can create ruckus to get the front page mileage but what is he achieving. Has he been sent to do that.. Media should also decide," Mahajan said.

"We also need to think whether training is required for media persons. They should know what question should be asked," she said. The Speaker suggested that a media orientation can be held by Bureau of Parliamentary study and training which trains representatives and officers. "We can give orientation to the media. The media from every region would be invited for the orientation. So that they will put up news in a proper perspective," the Speaker added.


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