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Ram Jethmalani Memorial Lecture Series: Disruption To Parliamentary Proceedings An MP's Privilege?

Apart from the NewsX channel, the series will be aired on all our social media channels and major OTT platforms - Zee5, Dailyhunt, JioTV, Shemaroo, Mzaalo, Watcho, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatasky, and MX Player.

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In a tribute to a legendary jurist and Member of Parliament (MP), the Ram Jethmalani lecture series is back with its second edition and will be streamed LIVE on NewsX on September 18, Saturday from 5 PM

Addressing an issue, which has recently found itself at the hotbed of Indian politics in the 21st century, India's Who's and Who will share their take on 'Is disruption to parliamentary proceedings an MP's privilege and/or a facet of parliamentary democracy?'

Vice President Of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the guest of honor at the lecture series and will be joined by other esteemed panelists including Union Cabinet Minister Of Law Kiren Rijiju, Learned Attorney General For India KK Venugopal, and Learned Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta.

Kartikeya Sharma, Founder of iTV Network, said, “In tribute to one of India's greatest jurists and MPs I can't think of a more fitting subject than merits the focus of stakeholders in this panel of speakers. Democratic systems often lead to deadlock, but surely there is a way to bring back the poignancy of debate that Ram Jethmalani embodied at the bench, both in court and parliament. The object is to keep India forging ahead. I'm hoping that such efforts to recall whence we came will help us chart whither we go.”

Union Cabinet Minister For Women and Child Welfare Smriti Irani, Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra, Former Solicitor General Of India Gopal Subramaniam, Former Solicitor General Of India Ranjit Kumar, Tughlak Editor S Gurumurthy, and Former Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma will also mark their presence at the memorial series and share their views on this pertinent topic.

Rishabh Gulati, Managing Editor, NewsX, said, “The people of India now have great expectations from those who are elected to serve. Parliament has become raucous oftentimes as has the Indian media. We had the opportunity to get some of India's most committed minds to discuss the Indian media in the first edition of this memorial lecture series. It's a merit that so many stakeholders are willing to take on a vexatious topic like this. As a journalist, I look forward to listening, rather than talking through this one.”

Ahead of the lecture series, Member of Parliament, RS, Majeed Menon said, "Disruption should be, as far as possible, avoided. It is not just the protesting members of the parliament but it is the ruling party. It is the chair also that has to respect the reason for protest and make necessary amendments so that the parliament can discharge its duty as required by the constitution and democracy."

Meanwhile, PP Chaudhary, MP, Lok Sabha (LS) said that basically, if there is a disruption in the parliament, in my opinion, it is not a privilege but a breach of privilege. The people are electing the members of the parliament.

Apart from the NewsX channel, the series will be aired on all our social media channels and major OTT platforms - Zee5, Dailyhunt, JioTV, Shemaroo, Mzaalo, Watcho, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatasky, and MX Player.



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