THE Budget session of Parliament begin with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the joint Session of parliament . Congress MPs stood up and shouted “shame” while the President’s spoke about the Citizenship Amendment Act.
President kovind said “I am happy that the wish of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi has been fulfilled through the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act by both the Houses of Parliament,”
He added that the government is clearly of the view that mutual discussions and debates further strengthen democracy. “At the same time, any kind of violence in the name of protest weakens the society and the country,”
Our Constitution expects from parliament and every MP present in this House to fulfill the hopes & aspirations of countrymen and make necessary laws for them, keeping the national interest paramount. This decade is key to India’s growth. It will fulfill the dreams of Gandhi and Nehru. We are committed to working in accordance with the Constitution.
“Kovind added that the last seven months of the Parliament have been very productive. President Kovind says: “India has made significant improvement in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking. The government runs on “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” and policies have been implemented without any religious bias.
Addressing media before the budget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he hoped for detailed discussions on the economy and the empowerment of people ahead of the Budget Session of parliament beginning today.
“I want wide-ranging, qualitative discussion on economy in both houses. Our session should be focused on economic matters and how India can take advantage of the current global economic situation,” said PM Modi in his customary remarks at the start of a session.
Pointing out that this was the first session of 2020 and the decade, he said the effort should be to lay a “strong foundation for the decade”.
The Union Budget will be presented on Saturday. The first phase of the session will conclude on February 11, while the second part of the session will begin from March 2 and end on April 3.