NEW DELHI: With the Monsoon Session set to begin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government wants pandemic to be discussed in the Parliament on priority while adding that people who take the COVID vaccine become ‘Baahubali’ in the fight against the disease.
Briefing media persons outside the Parliament, the Prime Minister said, “The vaccine is given in ‘baahu’ (arms), those who take the jab become ‘Baahubali’. Over 40 crore people have become ‘Baahubali’ in the fight against COVID. It is being taken forward. The pandemic has gripped the entire world. So we want meaningful discussions in the Parliament over it.” “We want that the pandemic is discussed on priority. We can get constructive suggestions from all MPs so that there comes a fresh approach in the fight against COVID and shortcomings be corrected so that everyone moves forward together in the fight,” he stated.
Prime Minister Modi informed that he has asked leaders of the parties if they can take out some time so that he can apprise them about the COVID situation.
“I have urged all floor leaders that if they can take out some time tomorrow evening then I would like to give them all detailed information regarding the pandemic. We want discussion inside the Parliament as well with the floor leaders outside the Parliament,” the Prime Minister said.
He said the government welcomes the difficult and sharpest questions of the members while adding that the MPs should also allow the government to respond.
“We would like to urge all the MPs and all the parties to ask the most difficult and sharpest questions in the Houses but should also allow the government to respond, in a disciplined environment. This will boost democracy, strengthen people’s trust and improve the pace of development,” said PM Modi.
The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to continue till August 13.
Slamming the Opposition over its uproar in Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said some people are not happy if the country’s women, OBCs, farmers’ sons become ministers.
Addressing the House, the Prime Minister said, “I thought that there would be enthusiasm in the Parliament as so many women, Dalits, tribals have become Ministers. This time our colleagues from agricultural and rural background, OBC community, have been given a berth in the Council of Ministers.” “Perhaps some people are not happy if the country’s women, OBCs, farmers’ sons become Ministers. That is why they do not even allow their introduction,” stated Prime Minister Modi while introducing his Council of Ministers in the Lok Sabha.
Prime Minister’s remarks come amid uproar by the Opposition MPs.
Earlier on Monday, several MPs including YSRCP’s Maddila Gurumoorthy, BJP’s Mangal Suresh Angadi, IUML’s Abdussamad Samadan and Congress’ Vijay Vasanth took oath as the Members of Parliament in Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said he hopes all the parties will play a constructive role in the discussion.
“People want that their expectations and hopes reach the government through the Parliament. I hope all political parties will play a positive role in this direction,” tweeted the Speaker. (ANI)