Speaking at the 5th India Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Mahajan said asked speakers.
A strong Opposition reminds the government that it cannot do whatever it feels like, she said.
Sumitra Mahajan said, Speaker’s hands are tied by rule book, which has defined criteria for selection of LoP.
Speakers from states like Uttrakhand and Telangana came out in support of the suggestio. Others said a system could be evolved through discussion.
The senior BJP leader is said to have been persuading Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for appointing Deepak Chopra as his personal assistant with the rank of a joint secretary.
The delegates could not meet the Speaker due to a scheduling mix-up, Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar, who had arranged their meeting, said.
It is not clear whether the Left would join the delegation.
FROM THE CHAIR
When the Trinamool Congress twirled umbrellas in the House on Tuesday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked them to not ‘introduce new styles of protest’.
Naresh Agrawal of SP says shifting Question Hour from 11 am to noon is not going to help smooth functioning at all.
A recent meeting of the Budget Committee has refreshed the proposal to construct a new Parliament building.
Manmohan Singh and Modi greeted each other with folded hands when the latter approached the sitting area.
Mahajan was addressing a programme on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons on Wednesday.
Mahajan presents Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards for ’11, ’12.
The seventh edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards is being held in New Delhi today.
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