Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah Naidu has sought the support of all political parties for the smooth functioning of the House.
At a luncheon meet, hosted at his residence in New Delhi today, Mr Naidu called upon the floor leaders in Rajya Sabha to accord top priority for fulfilling people’s aspirations.
Stressing the need for all members to always uphold the dignity and decorum of the House and adopt the best parliamentary practices and traditions, he said, Rajya Sabha must act as a role model to all legislatures in the country.
Referring to the recent elections and the mandate given by the people, the Vice President said, the time has come for all parties to keep aside their political differences and strive for building a New India.
Mr Naidu said that the Government, opposition and representatives of all parties must have a healthy dialogue on important issues including the passage of bills.
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh, Leader of the Upper House Thawarchand Gehlot, Leader of the Opposition Gulam Nabi Azad, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, A Navaneethakrishnan of AIADMK, Derek O'Brien of Trinamool Congress, Prasanna Acharya of BJD, R.C.P. Singh of JD-U, Y.S. Chowdary of TDP, Dr. K. Keshava Rao of TRS, T.K. Rangarajan of CPI (M), Prem Chand Gupta of RJD, Tiruchi Shiva of DMK, Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena, Ram Kumar Kashyap of INLD, Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa of SAD, Sanjay Singh of AAP, V. Vijayasai Reddy of YSRCP and D. Raja of CPI were present at the meeting. (AIR NEWS)