By Our Political Affairs Bureau
NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR: Powerful Biju Janata Dal Lok Sabha MP from Odisha’s Kendrapara Parliamentary segment, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda while setting a very good tradition, has decided to return a part of his salary proportional to the time lost in the Winter Session of Parliament due to disruptions.
The Industrialists’ turned Parliamentarian Panda, said he will be returning part of his salary and daily allowance proportional to the time lost in the Lok Sabha due to disruptions as he had done in the past few years.
“Country is losing lots of money due to disruptions in Parliament, never disrupted Parliament even once “in my last 16 years,” Panda twitted. “I have been doing this for several years now, I think about four or five years. At the end of every session, I have been returning (part of) my salary and daily allowance in the same proportion as the time that has been lost in the Lok Sabha due to disruptions,” Panda said.
The BJD MP admitted that his contribution was nothing compared to the huge amount of money that has been wasted.”The country is losing lots of money because of the disruptions in Parliament. So, this is my symbolic gesture. Because conscience bothers me that we are all taking all these benefits and not doing the job which we are supposed to do,” he said.