A leader was thrown out of New Zealand’s parliament simply because he did not wear a necktie. In fact, the leader of the Maori tribe refused to wear a necktie, saying this. They said that doing so would be a violation of their rights and would be like suppressing the indigenous and culture. On Tuesday, Speaker Trevor Mallard twice prevented Raviri Vetti from asking questions. He said that the same MP can ask the question, who is wearing a neck tie. Even after this, when Valliti remained adamant about constantly asking questions, Speaker Mallard ordered him to move out.
Leaving the chamber on this, the leader of the Maori tribe said that the matter is not just about tie but the issue of cultural identity. The Parliament of New Zealand is considered one of the inclusive parliaments of the world. There are a total of 120 seats in the country’s parliament, half of which are reserved for women. In Parliament, 11% reservation has been fixed for LGBTQI, while 21% seats are reserved for representatives of Maori tribe. Representatives of African descent and Sri Lankan origin have entered the country’s parliament for the first time after the general elections in October last year.
Vettity was warned last year that he could be thrown out if he did not come to Parliament wearing a necktie. Vaity said that necktie is the hallmark of colonialism and it is like imposing Western culture. Mallard had said that I also believe that the tie is a thing of the past, but all the members say that it should remain. In an article in the New Zealand Herald, the Māori leader said that it was a matter of the right of the Māori tribe. Whether it is a matter of taking this right in the pub or in Parliament, it is a matter of right.