Ranchi (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that parliament and legislature is the base of the democracy and the responsibility of the MPs and the MLAs is to make sure that these institutions remain strong as any signs of
weakness would reduce the faith of the people in the parliamentary system. Addressing a function organised on the 18th foundation
day of the Jharkhand Assembly here he said that India is known as the biggest democracy of the world and the people should be proud of the fact that after Independence this democratic face was maintained.
He said that discipline and decorum are the base of the parliamentary democracy in which one should listen to others, put forward their proposals, the opposition should present its side, hold debates and also keep in mind the other’s perspective over the issue as these were the core ingredients of the parliamentary process. He said that joint efforts should be made so that such an assembly is made that in future one can say that one assembly which functions as per parliamentary traditions while maintaining decorum is that of Jharkhand.
Mr Das said that the new assembly building would be ready by the month of May 2019. He said that despite so many years the Jharkhand Assembly is functioning from a rented accommodation and after taking over as Chief Minister he had decided that at any cost the new building of the Vidhan Sabha will be made. He said that his government fulfills all the commitments which are made to the people.
Stating the Jharkhand was a land of the brave and it was the people of the land of Bhagwan Birsa Munda who first raised the banner of revolt for freedom from the British rule. He said that his government has decided that in the jail in which Bhagwan Birsa Munda was lodged would be developed and not only his statue of all the great martyrs of the state would be erected so that the future generations can draw inspirations from their lives.