Sotnyk: “The Apparatus of the parliament, whose employees receive salaries of 100 thousand hryvnias, hinders the work of MPs”

According to Samopomich deputy Olena Sotnyk, during the last months the violation of the Rules of the Verkhovna Rada both in the session hall and outside it has acquired a cynical scale. We are talking, among other things, about cases when the Apparatus of the parliament actually abuses its official position and hinders the activity of MPs.

Olena Sotnyk says, “On Thursday, November 16, I submitted a bill signed by a number of people’s deputies. The submission clearly stated that it was an alternative bill, but the Apparatus, in particular, the Registration Division decided to register it separately.”

The deputy believes that the thing is that it is unfavorable to register the document in accordance with the rules, because it is an alternative to the draft law initiated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which is actively promoted in the parliament.

Finally, after two hours of legal disputes, the initiative was registered as an alternative one.

“However, this is not the first and not the last time when the Apparatus manipulates the registration of bills,” concludes Olena Sotnyk. “I think that the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada must finally stop these violations of the Rules and the rights of parliamentarians, and asses the work of the Verkhovna Rada Apparatus. I do not understand why, given such a quality of work, these people receive 100,000 hryvnias, as was revealed by the Regulatory Committee yesterday.”

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