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Dissent should not eclipse democratic decency: Patnaik

Agency, New Delhi
13/09/2019   0 Comments

 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said dissent should not eclipse the democratic decency under any circumstances, as he imparted lessons to legislators as how to be a good lawmaker.


Stressing that people are the "real masters in a democracy", he said the elected representatives should keep the common man at the centre of all their initiatives.

Patnaik said this while addressing the inaugural session of the two-day orientation programme for legislators organised by Odisha Legislative Assembly in collaboration with Lok Sabha secretariat.

"Democratic dissent is a right. However, while exercising their rights, legislators must not forget democratic decency," Patnaik said and stressed that at no circumstances, the disagreement should cast a shadow on democratic decency.

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