AAP MP Raghav Chadha’s Plea to Rajya Sabha, Seeks Improved Amenities for Journalists’

Raghav Chadha, a Rajya Sabha representative for the AAP, wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman on Saturday to request better accommodations for reporters monitoring House sessions.

AAP MP Highlights Journalists’ Struggles in Rajya Sabha

“Journalists are currently working from a small makeshift tent located at Entry Gate No. 12, particularly those covering Rajya Sabha. Unfortunately, the limited space is hardly enough to comfortably accommodate all the journalists and is even smaller than the previous setup Moreover, the tent lacks proper air conditioning and consistent access to water, which presents significant challenges, particularly during extreme weather conditions like scorching summers and heavy monsoons,” read his letter. Raghav Chadha stated that the temporary tent at Entry Gate No. 12 is significantly smaller than their prior setup, adding that journalists are working under difficult circumstances. The AAP MP claimed that pain was being caused by inadequate air conditioning and constant availability to water, especially during periods of extreme weather like sweltering summers and powerful monsoons.

Raghav Chadha Advocates for Upgraded Facilities in Rajya Sabha

Chadha has pushed for better amenities for journalists such spacious air-conditioned tents, making sure there is a sufficient and dependable water supply, and strategically placing restrooms, with a focus on female reporters. “I request that you kindly facilitate the provision of a dedicated and larger workspace and with air conditioning to ease their discomfort. Access to clean drinking water is also crucial for their health and well-being, considering the long hours they spend on the premises. Therefore, I urge you to make a reliable source of safe drinking water available within their designated workspace. Moreover, it is essential to prioritize the accessibility of conveniently placed restroom facilities, with special consideration for female reporters. Given that the media plays a vital role in disseminating information and reporting on the proceedings of the House to the public, it is in the best interest of both the Rajya Sabha and the citizens we serve to facilitate journalists with improved working conditions,” his letter read.

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