Om Puri is making headlines these days. He is making headlines not for what he is famous and capable of but he is making headlines for what some may say wrong reasons.
Om Puri made fire brand speech during anna’s movement when he had gone to Ram Lila Maidan. He attacked parliamentarians and used words like nalayak , anpadh in his speech while referring to parliament members.
Privilege motion has been brought against Kiran Bedi too but right now I would like to focus of OM PURI ,since I was glued to television when he made that famous/infamous speech.
As he spoke people present in the ram lila maidan , greeted his speech with claps and excitement. Now parliament has move privilege motion against him and om puri has regretted his speech specially usage of this words.
It is privilege of parliament to bring privilege motion. I can understand that representative of people who has entered parliament by getting elected by people of India , would have felt insulted by om puri’s speech.
While feeling insulting or feeling that citizen of India has crossed laxman rekha is fine but at same time parliament members have to introspect .
What om puri spoke is what majority of Indians believe. If parliamentarians want they can conduct massive survey and allow people to honestly give their opinion about what they think about their representatives!!!!!!!!
I understand parliament has some of most distinguished people of India as their member. We have one of most outstanding economist like dr manmohan singh as prime minister , we have pranab mukherjee,yashwant sinha , we have highly successful lawyers like kapil sibal,chidambaram,arun jaitley to name few. We have speaker who is ex ifs officer before she joined politics. Even lalu prasad yadav is graduate and mulayam singh yadav was infact teacher!!!!!!!!.We have had noted personalities from all walks of life in rajyasabha.
Having said that it is also true that we have 100 plus people in parliament against whom there are cases. We have had cash for vote scam where cash was flashed in parliament. We have had more walk outs , insults , more noise than debate in parliament.
We have had speaker requesting parliamentarians to calm down while parliamentarians ignoring her. We have tearing up of bills like women reservation bill .
In time of television when loksabha tv is one of channels , this is what people see in parliament and when based on that some body like om puri speaks about parliamentarians in language which he did , should member of parliament be surprised or feel insulted?
Do they realize how insult to we as voters and citizen of India feel when we see cash being flashed or bill being teared or personal slugs being made or speaker being invalidated or when every one shouts and none listen in parliament?.It is insult to us as nation , as voter . It is challenging and questioning our abilities to elect people.
Member of supreme parliament must introspect and as it is said in hindi ‘apne ghirebaan mein jhakna chahiye’. Anna’s movement and such speeches must be seen as manifestation of people anguish,anger,frustration and parliament must listen to that and correct itself and how they conduct themselves.