Ranchi, Jul 22: Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon today expressed his anguish over the lack of interest among the leaders who are responsible for running the parliamentary system.
In his address to the house in the inaugural day of the Monsoon Session, he said it has been a custom in the Parliament and also in the Assembly that prior to the start of any session an all party meeting is called up. " I am sad by the fact that in these meetings the presence of the leaders is on a continuous decline," he said.
He said, presence of just three leaders in the meeting which was called before the start of the monsoon session is a serious issue and called on the leaders to reflect on the fact as such type of attitude towards the Assembly will give what kind of direction to the democracy. Adding further he said this monsoon session might be the last official session in the tenure of the present assembly and pointed that the new building of the Vidhan Sabha is almost ready and exuded hope that the next session would be conducted in the new premises and first the legislators to make maximum use of this session.
The speaker also congratulated Chief Minister Raghubar Das for his initiative to develop a Tirth Yatra circuit comprising Deoghar, Basukinath and Tarapith of West Bengal and said that going into the future the development of this circuit will not only ensure facilities for the pilgrims but would be creating jobs for the people.
Oraon also extended his best wishes to AJSU MLA Ramchandra Sahis who has been recently appointed as the cabinet minister for drinking water resources and sanitation after Chandraprakash Chowdhary got elected to Lok Sabha as Giridih MP. (UNI)