Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied in Lok Sabha today on the Motion of Thanks to Presidnet Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the joint sitting of the both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on 31st January that marked the opening of the Budget session.
At the beginning of the speech, Prime Minister Modi also took a major dig at the opposition party’s leader Rahul Gandhi by saying, “The earthquake finally took place Dharti Ma was likely angered.”
Months ago, Rahul Gandi claimed that “an earthquake would happen if he was allowed to speak in Parliament,” trying to attack on the government over demonetization.
Major Highlights of Prime Minsiter’s Speech in Parliament today
1.PM Modi thanked everyone in the opposition...
2.Various members of the House added vigour into the debate & shared insightful points. He thank the MPs for their participation
3.Yesterday there was an earthquake in Uttarakhand and the Centre will fully co-operate with the state. Some teams have already reached there..
4.This earthquake was bound to happen.
5.How can someone see 'SEVA' or any positive virtue in the word 'SCAM'
6.There is something very special about 'Jan Shakti'
7.It is due to this 'Jan Shakti' that the person born to a poor family can become the Prime Minister of India
8.There are many people like me, who could not die for the nation during the freedom struggle, but we are living for India & serving India
9.Somewhere on the way, 'Jan Shakti' was forgotten. We do not accept this.
10.Let us understand & appreciate the inherent strength of our people & take India to newer heights. Faith in Jan Shakti will give results
11.I had said it from the Red Fort- every Prime Minister has contributed to the nation
12.I was surprised that there were some who made cleanliness also a political issue. Why can't we work together on ushering a Swachh Bharat
13.When Rail budget was first presented, the transport sector was different. Now things are different & a more comprehensive look is needed
14.From Day 1, we have been clear- we are ready for a discussion on demonetization but some were more keen on TV bytes & not debates
15.It does not matter how big you are, you will have to give back what belongs to the poor. My fight is for the poor
16.My fight is for the poor and giving the poor their due. This fight will continue.
17.We do not see everything from the prism of elections. The interests of the nation are supreme for us.
18.When can you have an operation? When the body is healthy. The economy was doing well and thus our decision was taken at the right time.
19.Every single thing on demonetization has been recorded. Everything is available to tax officials at their fingertips... it has cleansed India; and has ended the shadow economy.
20.Like Swachh Bharat, the decision on demonetisation is a movement to clean India
21.Steps against black money were not sudden. The Supreme Court warned of large amounts of black money stashed abroad.
22.Successive government slept over black money law introduced in 1988
23.The very first day in Parliament after we came to power, we did what the Supreme Court had said, formulate the SIT.
24.This requires a lot of work. I have no doubt that these measures had helped in gaining votes, then you would have been the first to initiate this.
25.What reason do you have to make 1035 changes to a popular scheme like MNREGA
26.During your time, only 69 km roads were built per day under Pradhan Mantri gram.
27.‘Sadak yojana’. In a matter of a few years, we have successfully been making 110 km per day, and with the use of space technology.
28.We have been successful in providing 21,000 crore; this has helped us save Rs. 11000 crore in electricity bills.
29.It is time to think about having Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha elections together; I know everybody will face some problems.
30.Why was it that there were crop insurance schemes earlier, but farmers were not keen to avail the benefits.
31.Budget 2017 is benefiting 96% of the population
32.I was astonished to see statements made by some politicians on the surgical strikes. It was disturbing.
33.I was astonished to see statements made by some politicians on the surgical strikes. It was very disturbing and deeply saddening. They had to change their stand after gauging the mood of the nation.
34.Now, middlemen, no longer enjoy the benefits they did after we stopped the corruption.
35. 35.Our government is committed in its fight against corruption; with the help of technology and Aadhar card we are able to seize 4 crore fake ration cards.