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Lok Sabha has served as a shock absorber: Pranab

Last Updated: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 12:48

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday described the Lok Sabha as a "great shock absorber" and said the house had been able to resolve many disputes and tensions.

Speaking at the special sitting of the Lok Sabha to mark its 60th anniversary, Mukherjee said many momentous decisions, including redrawing the boundaries of states, were taken in the lower house.

"It has functioned as a great shock absorber," Mukherjee said.

He said disputes and tensions had come to the house and it was able to resolve the problems.

Referring to his own experience in parliamentary politics, stretching over nearly five decades, Mukherjee said he was "not very old" in the Lok Sabha as he had been a member of the Rajya Sabha for many years.

Mukherjee said despite his "limited experience", he was a devoted student of parliamentary practices.

Referring to frequent adjournments of the house, he said disturbance in proceedings impinge on the right of the silent majority.

"Let us try to avoid disruptions," Mukherjee said.


First Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 12:48
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