Anti-defection rule & parliament disruptions

“Party leaders love the anti-defection rule,” says Mr Madhavan, “but it means MPs have no choice but to follow orders—they represent neither their own conscience nor constituents.”

Mr Tharoor: “but there are many MPs who see their job as performers in a theatre, since the outcome of voting is anyway preordained.

Everyone is talking about demonetisation in India—except parliament, December 20, 2016 at 03:41PM

“I don’t know the first thing about this issue”

You know enough to know you don’t know everything.

You know enough to know that there might be a pitfall or a trap ahead, and that you need to tread carefully.

You know enough to reach out and ask for help.

That’s three things, things that others less thoughtful than you don’t know.

Seth’s Blog: “I don’t know the first thing about this issue”, December 20, 2016 at 12:07PM

So, give yourself some credit and begin.”