New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament started on Thursday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the country needs collaborative and not confrontationist politics and people are in no mood to accept negativism.
"Country needs collaborative politics and not confrontationist politics. People are keenly watching law makers. They are in no mood to accept negativism," he said, noting that the all-party meeting held yesterday has raised hopes of a better session.
"Winter session of Parliament begins today. There are concerns of people over functioning of Parliament and expectations from this session," he said.
His remarks come in the backdrop of a washout of the Monsoon session of Parliament with key legislations pushed by the government left pending.
Naidu said both the government and the opposition have clearly defined responsibilities in parliamentary democracy. While government has to perform and deliver as per the mandate given by the people, he said the opposition has to keep a watch on the government while at the same time enable Parliament to meet the aspirations of people.
"So, both government and opposition are under pressure - government to perform and opposition to conduct itself in a constructive manner," he said.