Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the historic 250th session and described it as a moment of pride for democracy. Describing the upper house as eternal and the soul of India’s federal structure, Modi said it is the place which values experience of those who excel in their respective professions.
The Parliament’s Winter Session has gotten off to a stormy start as the Opposition cornered the government over the situation in Kashmir. MPs from the Congress, National Conference and the DMK protested in the well of the House against the instability in the Valley more than 100 days after the abrogation of Article 370.
Heaping praises on the Upper House of Parliament, PM Modi says that Rajya Sabha is the second house and not the secondary house. “In fact, it should act remain the supportive House,” he adds.
PM Modi says, “Everyone thought Triple Talaq will get stuck in the Rajya Sabha but it is maturity of this house that passed this significant bill and made it to a law. Same with section 370 and GST. We want States and Centre to work together. They are not competitors in taking the nation forward.”