You just see the productivity of your co-house where its number is 543 almost double of your strength. They are not speaking rules, they are not disrupting the house, they are not wasting time on trivial matters but they are working overtime to complete legislative business. They are also drawing same perks like you. They are sitting sometime up to 11PM, once up to midnight. Nation wants to know whether Rajya Sabha Members of Parliament are different from Lok Sabha? Why are you not happy if more Bills are passed in this session. Passage of Bills is not any favour to anybody personally but governance of country will be improved. It does not mean that scrutiny of important Bills where matters are complex can be avoided. But your intentions are different. In the name of scrutiny, you want to refer each and every Bill to Select Committee.
Lastly, talking about Talaq Bill as if it should be referred to Select Committee is in bad taste and injustice to the victims of archaic and medieval social practice. It is unfortunate that Mr Derek O' Brien hails from the State which was pioneer in social reform movement. Sati Sahagamanam, the evil social practice was questioned by the reformer from his State. Unfortunately, now he and his party is representing the opposite way. Surrendered to fundamentalists and status quoists by opposing the historic Talaq Bill.Mr.Derek O'Brien, have a self-introspection whether you are delivering Pizzas or eating Pizzas at the cost of Public money in subsidised canteens of Parliament without production. Leaving to you and public wisdom of your statement