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Make Parliament session productive: PM’s appeal to Opposition

Noting that the winter session was important because the country was moving forward in the journey of ‘Amrit Kaal’, Modi said the two houses were meeting at a time when India has got the opportunity to preside over the G-20.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, made an appeal to all political parties and parliamentarians to make a collective effort towards making the winter session of Parliament more productive. He pointed out that MPs from almost all political parties had told him during informal meetings that they suffer a lot due to uproar in the House and frequent adjournments.

”I urge all floor leaders and party leaders to understand the pain of these MPs. It is very important for democracy that the country should get the benefit of their enthusiasm and zeal to add their potential to the development of the county and to the decision-making processes,” he told reporters ahead of the beginning of the winter session of Parliament.

Noting that the winter session was important because the country was moving forward in the journey of ‘Amrit Kaal’, Modi said the two houses were meeting at a time when India has got the opportunity to preside over the G-20. ”The manner in which India has made a space in the global community, the manner in which expectations with India have increased and the manner in which India is increasing its participation on global platforms, it is a huge opportunity to host the G20 Presidency at such a time,” he added.

The PM said recently he had discussions with all the party leaders in a very congenial atmosphere. Its reflection, he expressed confidence, would be seen in the House as well. The same spirit would be visible from the House as well which would be useful for presenting India’s potential in the world.

”In this session, efforts will be made to take important decisions while keeping in mind taking the country to new heights of development and new opportunities to take the country forward amid the current global situation,” he added.

He said he was sure that all political parties would add more value to the discussion, give new strength to the decisions with their views and help in highlighting the direction more clearly. ”For the remaining period of this term of the Parliament, I would like to urge all the party leaders and floor leaders to give more opportunities to those who have come to the House for the first time, the new MPs, the young MPs, and increase their participation in discussions for their bright future and prepare the future generation of democracy,” he added.

Modi said young MPs have told him that Parliament was a big university of democracy and they were devoid of learning and understanding due to the non-functioning of the session and the absence of discussions. They say that they were not getting opportunities and, therefore, the functioning of the House was very important.