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India Inc online signature drive to end Parliament logjam

(Last Updated On: 12/08/2015)


PARLIAMENTA signature campaign has been launched by Industry leaders to end the on-going stalemate between Opposition and Government in Parliament. Top captains of industries urging the lawmakers to allow both the Houses to function. The on-line move, probably the first of its kind in the country’s history, was made on Saturday asking the Parliamentarians to discuss, debate and decide.

Since its launch the petition on has been signed by leading industry captains such as Rahul Bajaj, Gopala krishnan, Pawan Munjal , Adi Godrej, Kiran Majumdar-Shaw and other top industrialists . The petition signed by them says Parliamentary paralysis can lead to weakening of India’s democracy. Industrialist went on saying that both the opposition and the government in Indian Parliament have an important role to play and have the responsibility to discuss and resolve political issues. They also underline the importance of GST and its link to the country’s growth.

Text of letter by Business leaders urging lawmkers to end Parliament logjam

Democracy is a great Indian asset. Parliament which reflects the will and mandate of people represents the sovereign. Parliament debates and legislates. Every inch of Indian Territory and every ideological shade is represented in this forum. Parliament is held in great esteem by the people.

Parliamentary protest are not unknown. Parliamentary stalemates can never be permanent. Parliamentary paralysis can lead to weakening of India’s democracy. There is a spread of political power between the opposition and the Government in Indian Parliament. Both have an important role to play. Both have responsibility to discuss and resolve political issues. Political consensus represents the best practice in Indian democracy.

Recent events have been disheartening. They have the potential of eroding popular faith in Parliament. Perpetual disruption can never be the rule. Street demonstrations against the Chair of the Lower House are of unprecedented scale. The Lower house is without some opposition members. The upper house is perpetually adjourned. The importance of uninterrupted legislative function of the Parliament can hardly be over emphasized. Important laws like the Constitution amendments in Goods and Services Tax which improves India’s growth rate is held up. GST has taken a long time in coming and has taken years of consensus building, and CII has time and again reiterated that this could significantly contribute to India’s and States’ growth. India has to grow in order to alleviate poverty and create jobs. Parliament did not get an opportunity to discuss important issues, like floods, security issues, other economic priorities, etc. It is only a debate which brings out the facts to enable people to form a fair and objective opinion on important matters.

We, therefore, urge all political parties to have a collaborative and consultative process in the Parliament and allow the Parliament to function, to debate and legislate.

Signed by:

Mr Sumit Mazumder, President, CII
Dr Naushad Forbes, President Designate, CII
Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII
Mr Ajay S Shriram, Chairman & Senior Managing Director, DCM Shriram Ltd
Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder, Infosys Ltd and Trustee, Pratithi Investment Trust
Mr Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group, Godrej Industries Ltd
Mr Rajesh Shah, Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Mukand Ltd
Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Hero Corporate Services Limited
Mr Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Limited
Mr Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Corporation Ltd
Mrs Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Ltd
Mr Atul Punj, Chairman, Punj Lloyd Ltd
Mr Nadir B Godrej, Managing Director, Godrej Industries Ltd
Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman , Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
Mr Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO – GE South Asia, General Electric Company
Mr Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd
Mr G V Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman, GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd
Mr Sunil Mathur, CEO & Managing Director , Siemens Ltd
Mr Vinod Sharma, Managing Director , Deki Electronics Ltd
Mr Nikhil Sawhney, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Triveni Turbines Ltd
Mr Anil Sardana, CEO & Managing Director, The Tata Power Company Ltd
Mr Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo India Pvt Ltd
Dr Janmejaya Kumar Sinha, Chairman – Asia Pacific, The Boston Consulting Group India Pvt Ltd
Mr Vijay Thadani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, NIIT Ltd
Mr Rajan Navani, Managing Director, Jetline Group of Companies
Mr Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd
Mr Y M Deosthalee, Chairman & Managing Director, L & T Finance Holdings Ltd
Mr Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director & CEO, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.
Ms Anu Aga, Director, Thermax Ltd.
Mr Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd.
Mr Dipankar Chatterji, Senior Partner, L. B. Jha & Co.
Mr Aloke Mookherjea, Chairman , Howden Solyvent (India) Pvt Ltd
Mr Sanjay Budhia, Managing Director, Patton International Ltd
Mr Mukul Somany, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Ltd
Mr Umesh Choudhary, Managing Director, Titagarh Wagons Ltd
Prof Sanjay Chandwani, Professor, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
Mr Suhail Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage India
Mr Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO, JCB India Ltd
Amb Kuldip Sahdev
Amb R Vishwanathan
Amb Rajiv Bhatia
Mr T Kannan, Managing Director, Thiagarajar Mills Pvt Ltd
Mr Ramesh Datla, Managing Director , Thiagaraja Mills Pvt Ltd
Prof. Piyush Kumar Sinha, Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
Dr Sanjaya Baru
Dr Nareh Trehan
Dr Ashok Seth
Dr Ajay Choksey
Ashok Jhunjhunwala
Dr Akshay Dhobley
Dr Kamlesh Misra
Prof A Purushotham Rao
Prof G S Rathore
Mr Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, The Skills Academy and Founder & Vice Chairman, Genpact India
Mr Shreekant Somany, Chairman & Managing Director, Somany Ceramics
Mr Rajiv Memani, Chairman – India Region, Ernst & Young Llp
Mr Naveen Munjal, Chief Executive Officer, Hero Exports
Mr Anant Talaulicar, Managing Director – Cummins Group in India
Mr Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman and Co-Founder of NIIT Group
Mr Ravichandran Purushothaman, President – Danfoss India
Mr Farhad Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall
Mr Nirmal Bhogilal, Chairman & Managing Director, Batliboi Ltd
Mr Madhur Bajaj, Vice Chairman & Whole-Time Director, Bajaj Auto Limited
Mr Mahendra Agarwal, Founder & CEO, GATI Ltd
Mr Ramesh Datla, Chairman & Managing Director, Elico Limited
Mr Vishnu Mathur, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers…. and 18000 more

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