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Parliament’s special session: Leaving old Parliament emotional moment, says Modi”

Parliament’s special session: Leaving old Parliament emotional moment, says Modi


September 18, 2023 | 01:14 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Lok Sabha on Monday as the Parliament’s special session commenced

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Lok Sabha as the Parliament‘s special session commenced.

He lauded the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and the G20 Summit hosted by India, saying that this has given a new direction to the world.

He said the whole world was now looking for a friend in India, adding it was time to take India forward.

Old Parliament building to remain as custodian of motivation: PM

Adding the session will move to the new Parliament building on Tuesday, PM Modi said, “The old building will stand as a custodian of motivation to the upcoming generation.”

“This old Parliament building was built with the sweat, hard work, and money of our countrymen. It is time to remember inspirational moments associated with this Parliament…before we move to new premises,” he said.

Nehru to Manmohan Singh: PM recalls Parliament’s legacy

PM Modi also recalled the memorable parliamentary speeches delivered by former PMs—from India’s first PM, Jawahar Lal Nehru, to his predecessor, Manmohan Singh.

He said each leader has strengthened the Parliament as an institution, giving it a new direction. He also thanked the parliamentary staff for ensuring error-free delivery of governance.

Moreover, he remembered India’s fallen soldiers and lauded journalists who reported on Parliament.

G20’s success not of an individual or party: PM Modi

Further lauding the G20 Summit hosted by India, he said the event’s success belonged to India and not to any individual or political party.

He said that doubts were cast on the New Delhi Declaration adopted by the G20 members, but the leaders eventually reached a consensus successfully.

He said the African Union’s inclusion in the G20 was an emotional moment as well.

‘When I was living on railway platform’: PM Modi

Urging the opposition to make the most out of the special session, PM Modi said there would be enough time to cry foul later.

Furthermore, reminiscing about the time he lived on a railway platform, he said he never imagined he would reach such a position.

He added he bowed his head the first time he entered the Parliament, calling it an emotional moment.

Parliament has had 600 women MPs till date

Also, PM Modi noted that over the decades, the House saw the solutions to many issues, and as many as 600 women MPs have participated in bringing changes to the country.

Separately, the Lok Sabha witnessed a ruckus during the beginning of the special proceedings as the mics of the opposition members were allegedly turned off, which Speaker Om Birla termed a technical snag.

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