VP rejects suggestion to shift schedule of Private Member’s Business

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected the suggestion to shift the schedule of Private Member’s Business from Friday to middle of the week. During the Zero Hour, MP Narendra Jadhav raised the issue saying Private Member’s  Business attracts lack of seriousness on Friday due  to low presence of members in the Upper House as they have to visit their constituencies in the weekend. He urged the Chairman to shift the business to any day in the middle of the week. Responding to it, Mr. Naidu said, he does not agree with the view of the member.

He said, the change of mindset and behaviour is required to take the Private Member’s  Business seriously.
AIR correspondent reports that any MP who is not a Minister is referred to as a Private Members  and the bills introduced by them are called Private Member’s bills. The purpose of such legislation is to draw the government’s attention to what individual member see as issues which require legislative intervention. The Rajya Sabha takes up such bill on Friday.

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