The Congress has proposed a constitutional amendment to ensure any resolution brought up on the floor of Parliament should be introduced by the Chair, nd not the government.
The proposal was made at an all-party meeting in Parliament called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday ahead of the winter session of Parliament.
The proposal was mooted by the Congress ahead of a two-day discussion on the Commitment to the Constitution of India to mark the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
The discussion will mark the beginning of the Winter session of Parliament.
"We welcomed the government's proposal of two-day discussion on the 'commitment to the Constitution of India' but we gave a proposal that if any resolution is brought and passed in Parliament, it should not come from the government. It should come from the 'Chair' of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha," Leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told mediapersons.
"The resolution must be agreed upon by the leaders of all political parties. The proposal was supported by other political parties and the parliamentary affairs minister accepted our demand. They are going to prepare a draft which will be circulated among the leaders of the political parties," said Azad.
"We have assured the government we are a responsible political party and would like to support each and every bill on merit," he added.
"We have also made it clear that our concerns must be taken on board and the suggestions that the Opposition give from time to time be accommodated," he said.