Venkaiah Naidu urged members to act responsibly to ensure smooth proceedings

Vastavam web: In the backdrop of disruptions in RajyaSabha on various issues, its Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today urged members to act responsibly to ensure smooth proceedings and assured them that whatever decision he takes would be to enhance the image of the House.During a meeting with members of various parties on functioning of the House, the Triple Talaq Bill was also discussed and the chairman asked both the opposition and the treasury benches to sort out the issue between them, sources said.The Rajya Sabha has seen disruptions on a number of issues in the winter session including on Triple Talaq Bill and caste violence in Maharashtra.

The sources said some members have also complained to the chairman that smaller parties are deprived of their chance to raise matters of public importance in the Upper House as the main parties try to push their agenda and cause disruption.”Whatever decision I take will be guided by the aim to enhance the image of the House,” he told the members, the sources said, adding that he urged the MPs to also follow this principle.