Pranab praises Kerala for transparency

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 02:50 hrs

Thiruvanathapuram: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday addressing the members of Kerala Legislative Assembly complimented Kerala for ensuring accountability and transparency in administration through the effective implementation of the Right to Services Act.

"Let Kerala's actions lend strength to India and let Kerala's message of pluralism, tolerance, progressive thinking and equitable, inclusive development become the message of India," said Mukherjee.

Speaking on the occasion, the President also congratulated Kerala on having ensured 50% reservation for women in local bodies.

Mukherjee stated that dissent is a recognized democratic expression, but it should be expressed with decency and within the contours and parameters of parliamentary devices.

"The cardinal principle of effective functioning of Parliamentary system is that majority will rule and minority will oppose, expose and if possible depose," he said.

However, Mukherjee stated that this should be done within the framework of rules framed by Legislatures themselves.

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