Decline of the Indian Parliament

Anuya Warty


The Parliament is central to democracy as it reflects the will and aspirations of the people through their representatives; holds the executive accountable for their actions; sets out the tone for every other institution in the state and thus primarily ensures the real working of democracy in India. Over the years though, the Indian Parliament built on the Westminster Model has seen a major crisis in its working. Crucial human hours, public money and critical areas for representation remain unattended due to chaotic scenes on the floor of both Houses of Parliament. This paper analyses the crisis of trust in the Parliamentary affairs as also the possible structural and attitudinal reforms required towards achieving this end.

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