New Delhi: A day after Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar insisted on Parliamentary supremacy, Congress chief P. Chidambaram on Thursday mentioned that the Structure is supreme and the “V-P views could also be a warning sign”. “The Hon`ble Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is unsuitable when he says that Parliament is supreme. It’s the Structure that’s supreme,” Chidambaram mentioned. He mentioned this can be a warning forward, “In reality, the Hon`ble Chairman`s views ought to warn each Structure-loving citizen to be alert to the risks forward.”
He mentioned the “fundamental construction” doctrine was advanced as a way to stop a majoritarian-driven assault on the foundational rules of the Structure. “Suppose Parliament, by a majority, voted to transform the parliamentary system right into a Presidential system. Or repeal the State Checklist in Schedule VII and take away the unique legislative powers of the States. Would such amendments be legitimate? ” he questioned.
“After the NJAC Act was struck down, nothing prevented the Authorities from introducing a brand new Invoice. The putting down of 1 Act doesn’t imply that the “fundamental construction” doctrine is unsuitable”.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday reiterated that the ability of Parliament to amend the structure and take care of laws just isn’t topic to some other authority and all constitutional establishments — the judiciary, the chief and the legislature — are required to restrict to their respective domains and conform to the best normal of propriety and decorum. He was addressing the 83rd All India Presiding Officers` Convention at Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday right here.
“Energy of the Parliament to amend the structure and take care of laws just isn’t topic to some other authority. That is lifeline of democracy,” he mentioned “Democracy sustains and blossoms when the Legislature, the Judiciary and the Government act in tandem and togetherness to fructify constitutional objectives and realise aspirations of the folks. The Judiciary can not legislate as a lot because the Legislature can not script a judicial verdict,” the Vice President added.