‘Why wait till movements for people-friendly acts’

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker CP Singh on Friday expressed wonder on why powers-that-be `wait` to think of making effective people-friendly acts till Anna Hazare-like movements surface.

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2011, 22:16 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand Assembly Speaker CP Singh
on Friday expressed wonder on why powers-that-be `wait` to think
of making effective people-friendly acts till Anna Hazare-like
movements surface.
"We wait for movements by the people ... till people like
Anna Hazare ji come forward to think about bills and acts,"
Singh said in a written speech addressed to the monsoon
session of the state assembly.

He asked whether the governments would have given any
thought on amendment to Land Acquisition Act, had not Noida
land controversy erupted or thought about "black money stashed
in foreign banks" till the people raised the issue.
Clarifying that he was not directing at any particular
government, Singh, suggested to take maximum time while
initiating people?s-friendly bills and members of Houses
should be given sufficient time to study them so that once
acts were made they could stand the test of judicial scrutiny,
if such situation arose.

"If necessary, people’s opinion could also be sought on
some bills," he said and disagreed contention from certain
quarters that bills suggested by the people could degrade
democratic system.

PTI