New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday said the construction of New Parliament Building is going on full swing and every effort is being taken to ensure that it is ready by the Winter Session, next year.
Interacting with the media following the adjournment of a much-disrupted seventh session of the 17th Lok Sabha, Birla said agreements and disagreements on issues should be reflected in debates and not through disruption.
Democracy in India is a way of life, he said, calling upon leaders of political parties and Members to work in the direction of strengthening it. “Smooth conduct of the House is the responsibility of all stakeholders. The House must be run in accordance with the collective will and consensus,” he said.
Regarding differences of views of political parties on several issues, Birla said they are natural in a functional democracy but they need to be reflected in the form of healthy debates, appealing to members “not to resort to disruptive tactics in the House”.