Retiring as Rajya Sabha member, noted film personality Javed Akhtar today said "adjournaments” and "polarisation” will not take the country forward as he pleaded with the Opposition and government to work together without thinking about the next elections.
Akhtar, who was nominated to the Upper House by the UPA government, said there are capable leaders in the Modi government who can do good work but those making extremist comments, including some ministers, need to be reined in.
"I hope both Opposition and the government will work together. Adjournments will not take us forward. Even polarisation will not take us forward. Please forget next election and think about the country,” he said in his impassioned speech which was heard with rapt attention and intercepted by thumping of desks by members across party lines.
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