New Delhi. Major political parties of India have agreed upon a new law that will completely unburden the parliament with all kinds of lawmaking activities and allow the honorable members more time to indulge in “other activities” that are deemed more rewarding by them. The announcement came on the heels of the UPA government agreeing upon formation of a JPC to probe the 2G scam.
“The opposition can continue staging protests and walkouts without worrying about wasting time of the parliament, while the treasury benches can continue making promises for action,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal explained the benefits of the new arrangement.
“This might well be the last JPC India would see as we won’t need any in future,” he added, referring to the JPC that would probe the allocation of 2G spectrum by A Raja.
While the current proposal would do away with all public lawmaking activities and policy formulations, sources suggest that the parliamentarians are also trying to do away with sundry activities such as taxation and expenditure planning. Such activities, normally known as Union Budget, could be outsourced to the big corporate houses, but no final decision has been taken yet.
As of now, political parties have decided to phase out the standard lawmaking activities in a staggered manner and abolish all legislative efforts within a span of three years, so that the next general elections in 2014 is fought completely on rhetoric.
“Well yeah, it’s mostly on rhetoric even now, but we are aiming for pure bullshit,” Mr. Bansal clarified.
Main opposition party BJP has welcomed the move and has termed it as a victory of democracy. When asked what happens now to the promise of building a Ram Temple at Ayodhya through legislation, party leaders said, “We could smash cross the bridge when we come to it.”
In absence of law making activities, the MPs can now peacefully indulge in anything they love without attracting valid criticism; ranging from slogan shouting, internet surfing, or sleeping, to simply not attending the parliament at all.
“Nobody would be wasting the time of the parliament anymore,” an MP splaying Snake & Ladders in the parliamentary lawns hoped, as he enjoyed the warm sun in Delhi’s extended winters.
Meanwhile latest reports suggest that BJP leader L K Advani has written a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh apologizing for wasting parliament’s time over JPC earlier.
“WTF!? Really?” BJP Lok Sabha leader Sushma Swaraj said.