Udayavni Special

Ask sharpest of questions in Parliament, but allow govt to respond: PM Modi to Oppn


PTI, Jul 19, 2021, 1:02 PM IST

Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday said the Opposition should ask the sharpest and toughest of questions during the Monsoon session of Parliament but asserted that the government should also be allowed to respond to them in a cordial environment.

The prime minister’s appeal comes at a time when the Opposition is raring to corner the ruling dispensation over a host of issues, including handling of the second wave of COVID-19, rise in fuel prices, farmers’ stir and the issue of an international media consortium report which has claimed that over 300 verified mobile phone numbers, including that of two serving ministers, could have been targeted for hacking through an Israeli spyware.

Speaking with reporters ahead of the start of the session, Modi said he wants meaningful discussions in Parliament over the Covid pandemic which has gripped the entire world.

The prime minister said he has requested all the floor leaders to take some time out Tuesday evening when he would like to give detailed information regarding the pandemic.

”We want a discussion in the House as well as outside the House with all the floor leaders. I am constantly meeting the chief ministers and all kinds of discussions are happening in different forums. So I also want to meet the floor leaders as House is going on and it will be convenient and we can talk about it (the pandemic) face-to-face,” he said.

Hoping that the session is productive and dedicated to meaningful discussions, Modi said the government is fully prepared to give the answers that the people of the country want.

”I urge all MPs and political parties to ask the toughest and sharpest of questions but they should also allow the government to respond in a cordial environment as democracy is strengthened by conveying the truth to the people,” Modi said adding that this increases the trust of the people and improves the pace of development.

Talking about the vaccination programme going on in the country, Modi said it was moving forward at a fast pace. He also urged MPs to cooperate in following all Covid protocols.

”Now this vaccine is applied on the baahu (arms), and when the vaccine is applied, one becomes a ‘Baahubali’ (strong man). And the only way to become a ‘baahubali’ is to get a vaccine jab on your arm,” he said.

”So far more than 40 crore people have become ‘Baahubali’ in the fight against coronavirus. This work is being taken forward at a very fast pace,” he said.

Noting that the pandemic has engulfed the whole world, Modi said he wants that there should be a meaningful discussion regarding the pandemic on high priority.

All practical suggestions given by MPs can usher in newness in the fight against the pandemic, if there are some shortcomings, they can be rectified, and everyone can move forward together in this fight, he said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Maha: Shopkeeper from Guj files cheating complaint against Raj Kundra’s firm

HC allows Rajput’s father to approach single judge over release of film

Will not launch new debt scheme till SAT decides our plea, Franklin Templeton tells SC

MyGov stands tall as effective example of participative governance: PM Modi

After years of emotional abuse techie woman files for divorce as husband found on gay apps

Olympic silver-medallist Mirabai Chanu returns to warm reception

Yediyurappa’s constituency Shikaripura shuts down as mark of protest


MUST WATCH

Police checked in with Belthangady Municipal Harish Poonja

Vasantha Kulal | Major Dairy Cattle Diseases and their Management

Udayavani News Bulletin 26-July-2021

PUPPIES FEEDING ON PIG

WATER SEEPING ACROSS THE ROADS OF CHIKKODI

Latest Additions

Maha: Shopkeeper from Guj files cheating complaint against Raj Kundra’s firm

HC allows Rajput’s father to approach single judge over release of film

Will not launch new debt scheme till SAT decides our plea, Franklin Templeton tells SC

MyGov stands tall as effective example of participative governance: PM Modi

BJP failed to provide 24X7 electricity, AAP will if it comes to power in Goa: Kejriwal

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.