Is it healthy for our Indian Democracy?

January 21, 2009 5:08am CST
The Manmohan Singh Government ensured a dubious first for Indian parliament on 23.12.2008; Eight bills including crucial amendments to the Criminal procedure code were taken up and disposed of in quick succession by the Lok Sabha. It was all over in 17 minutes. No wonder standard of political debate have been declined so dramatically in both Lower and Upper Houses. So my question is that is it healthy for Indian democracy?
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@agrim94 (3807)
• India
21 Jan 09
These days the discussion dont matter because all elected representatives dont care about them and they have already decided which side they have to vote and the quality of discussion is useless for them and it is very unhealthy for us indians
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
21 Jan 09
But I think that Indian leaders are more concerned about the power and votes And they're not bothered about common people of India And as you said bypassing important debate Within few minutes is not healthy for Indian democracy in my opinion
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Jan 09
Although I have lived in India for a little over a year in the past, parliamentary procedure was not an area I had any exposure to. In my opinion though, it is not the speed at which the bills were decided on that matters, it is the pre-procedure availability of ALL information related to these bills that is important. If decisions were made and bills were disposed of so quickly because members making the decisions had little or no knowledge or access to knowledge concerning each of these bills; then no, this is not healthy for democracy anywhere!