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What is the arrangement for sitting in the parliament of which country, how is the sitting pattern of MPs in India?

New Parliament: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the new Parliament House complex to the nation on 28 May 2023 i.e. Sunday. Of course we got independence from Britain after a very long period of subjugation. Even though many systems of our country are influenced by Britain, but the seating arrangement of MPs in our Parliament is not inspired by them at all. In Britain, where the ruling party and the opposition sit face to face. At the same time, in the Parliament of India, arrangements have been made for the MPs to sit in the shape of a horseshoe. It is somewhat similar to the semi circle system.

Indian MPs, while speaking in the Parliament, instead of answering each other directly, address the speaker and answer only through him. In such a situation, the seating arrangement made in horse shoe shape is effective. 5 types of arrangements have been made to seat the MPs in the Parliaments of the world. In these, in a semi-circular arrangement, the Members of Parliament keep their point while addressing the Chair instead of each other. Similar arrangements have been made in most of the countries. This is the arrangement for seating members in the parliaments of many countries including America, Germany, France.

In the Parliament of many countries including Britain, the MPs of the ruling party and the opposition sit face to face.

Horse shoe shape and circular seating pattern
In many countries including India, the seating arrangement of the members inside the Parliament is in horse shoe shape. In this system, the members of parliament of the ruling party and the opposition are in front of each other to a large extent. Yet they address the Chair instead of answering each other directly. This leaves room for healthy debate. There is a similar seating arrangement in the parliaments of many countries including Australia, Egypt, South Africa. At the same time, the seating pattern has been kept circular in the Parliament of Libya and Uzbekistan. This system is used in very few countries.

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system showing the supremacy of parliament
In the British Parliament, the leaders of the ruling party and the opposition sit face to face. The arrangement of sitting of MPs in the Parliament in this way shows that the Parliament of the country is above the Constitution. Apart from Britain, a similar arrangement has been made in the Parliament of some countries including Namibia and Canada. Now think how it would feel if all the members of the ruling party and the opposition sit facing the chair in the parliament. Such an arrangement will be almost like a classroom. In most communist, single party and autocratic countries, there is a seating arrangement in the classroom pattern. The most perfect examples of this are Russia, North Korea and China.

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In the parliament of some countries, including Russia and China, MPs sit in the classroom pattern. (Image: Reuters)

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Where is the world’s largest parliament?
The world’s largest parliament is in that country, whose population is less than that of Delhi. This country is Romania and its total population is two crores. The construction of the Parliament of Romania started in 1984, which took 13 years to be completed. In the Parliament of Romania, the seating arrangement of MPs has been kept semi-circular. It is considered the heaviest building in the world. It is said that due to its weight, this building is sinking in the ground 6 mm annually. There are a total of 20 floors in this building, of which 12 are above ground and 8 are below ground. The bottom floor is like a bunker safe from nuclear attack.

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