Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the outgoing Lok Sabha, saying that during its tenure, many decisions were taken, including the abrogation of Article 370 and passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill, which many generations had been waiting for for a long time, while during this period The foundation for game-changing reforms was laid. The foundation of a strong India.
Referring to the discussion on the construction of Ram temple in the Lok Sabha and the adoption of a laudable resolution on development by the House, Modi said this will give the coming generations the constitutional strength to feel proud of the country’s values.
Speaking on the last day of Parliament’s budget session, he said the last five years were a period of reform, performance and change and the country was moving towards “big changes” at a fast pace.
Taking a dig at the opposition which has been continuously targeting the BJP over the temple issue, he said, “It is true that not everyone has the capacity for these things. Some people are brave to face it while others come from the battlefield.” Run away. But for future records, the speeches given today have sensitivity, resolve and empathy… It also takes forward the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.” It has led to major changes and all members of the House have made significant contributions. Such works were completed for which people were waiting for centuries.”
He said that for generations, people had dreamed of a Constitution, but this House made it possible by removing Article 370, which had given special rights to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and said that many things like criminalizing instant triple talaq Other important decisions were taken. Too.
Modi said, “Many challenges were faced and proper direction was given to the country. We can say with satisfaction that the work for which many generations waited for centuries was completed in the 17th Lok Sabha.”
He said, “These have been five years of reform, performance and change. It is rare that we see reform, performance and also change. The country will continue to bless the 17th Lok Sabha.”
Highlighting the steps taken to empower the transgender community, he said the government has been a source of reassurance for the marginalized people of the society. He said that a transgender person was also given the Padma award.
He said that during this period, India got the presidency of G20 and every state presented the country’s strength and its identity in front of the world.
Referring to the new criminal laws replacing the British-era Acts, the Prime Minister said, “We can proudly say that this country may have been under the ‘Penal Code’ for 75 years, but now we are under the ‘Justice Code’ Live.”
Noting that the next Lok Sabha elections to be held in April-May are not far away, he said this may make some people apprehensive but it is an essential feature of democracy. He expressed confidence that the upcoming elections will enhance the dignity of Indian democracy.
The Prime Minister thanked the MPs and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
“No matter what happened, you (Birla) always had a smile on your face. You led this House in a balanced and impartial manner and I commend you for that. There were times of anger and recriminations, but You handled these situations with patience and conducted the House.” House wisely,” Modi said while praising Birla.
Referring to the Covid pandemic, Modi said that during the last five years, the “biggest crisis of the century” was witnessed and Birla, while ensuring the dignity of the House, made such arrangements that parliamentary work was not disrupted.
Modi praised MPs for giving up their annual constituency development funds and 30 per cent of their salaries during the pandemic, saying the country’s work was not allowed to stop. He also praised the Speaker for removing subsidized canteen facilities for MPs as it was often criticized in different parts of the country.
Earlier also there was talk of need for a new building but the decision of the Speaker during the 17th Lok Sabha made it a reality.
He said that 97 percent productivity was seen in the 17th Lok Sabha.
“We are moving towards the end of the 17th Lok Sabha and our resolve is that 100 per cent productivity should be ensured in the 18th Lok Sabha,” Modi said.
He also lauded the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill and criminalizing triple talaq.
He appreciated the Speaker’s decision to make Sengol, a symbol of ancient traditions, a part of the annual celebrations and said that it would be a source of inspiration as well as connect the coming generations with the moment when India achieved independence.
Highlighting the importance of the next 25 years for the country, he said that the country has resolved to fulfill its dreams and can realize it.
He said that the passing of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act has protected the data of the present generation and given them a tool to build their future.
He said thousands of cumbersome compliances have been removed in the last five years to ease the lives of common citizens. Reiterating his belief in “minimum government and maximum governance”, he said that the capabilities of any democracy can be maximized by ensuring minimum government interference in the lives of citizens.
first published: February 10 2024 | 5:48 pm Is
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