What the logjam in Parliament shows us

Parliamentary dysfunction in India is not new; it has been happening for quite some time. Each time it happens, the media reports it, commentators express indignation at the state of affairs, politicians utter homilies – but do nothing to check the morass. While the factors contributing to the logjam are many and varied, the most important ones pertain to the declining importance of meaningful political debate in the country, resulting in the excessive dumbing-down of public discourse.

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