Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday replied on the Motion of Thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of both the houses of the Parliament. Catch details of PM Modi's Lok Sabha speech on India TV.
Earlier on June 20, President Kovind addressed a joint session of both houses of Parliament. He urged all MPs to consider the government's 'one nation, one election' concept and emphasized the need to ensure stringent punishment for crimes against women as part of efforts to build a secure nation. The President also focussed on the new Modi government's 'zero tolerance' for corruption. In his first address after the formation of the 17th Lok Sabha, Kovind urged the government to ensure stringent punishment for crimes against women and said the government's main objective was to build a secure nation. Kovind mentioned various steps taken by the Modi government within 21 days of its formation in favour of farmers, small shopkeepers and children of soldiers.
PM Modi in Lok Sabha: Highlights
6:05 pm: Promoting tourism and improving tourism infrastructure augurs well for economic prosperity. There is so much about India that the world wants to see: PM Modi
6:00 pm: We were asked 'jail mein kyun nahi daala'. This is not Emergency, this is a democracy. It functions according to judiciary. If one has been granted bail, let them enjoy.
5:57 pm: Our fight against corruption continues, says PM Modi
5:55 pm: Today, when we talk about water resources, I remember Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. It was he who worked passionately on waterways and irrigation: PM Modi
5:52 pm: Sardar Sarovar Dam was the brainchild of Sardar Patel. But, work on this Dam kept getting delayed. As Chief Minister of Gujarat, I had to embark on a fast for this project. After NDA took office, the pace of work increased significantly and it is benefiting many people: PM Modi
5:47 pm: Brave women and men died for the nation during the freedom struggle. We have to build India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge all to observe Gandhi Ji's 150th birth anniversary and 75 years of India's freedom with great enthusiasm: PM Modi
5:44 pm: During the freedom struggle, brave women and men died for the nation. This led to Independence. Today, we have to live for the nation and build the India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge everyone to observe Gandhi 150 and 75 years of India's freedom with great vigour: PM Modi
5:42 pm: The Honourable President spoke about: 150th Jayanti of Bapu. 75 years of India's freedom. These are landmark occasions in the history of India: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
5:40 pm: There are some people who feel only a few names contributed to national progress. They only want to hear those few names and ignore the others. We think differently, we feel each and every citizen has worked for India's progress: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
5:37 pm: A few people were constantly asking during the debate- Who did it? Who did it? I want to ask them- today is 25th June. Who imposed the Emergency? Who trampled over the spirit of the Constitution, gagged the media and bullied the judiciary? We can't forget those dark days: PM
5:35 pm: Blots of Emergency will never go, says PM Modi
5:30 pm: We did not divert from our development path, we did not dilute our development agenda. It is important that the country progresses, every Indian is empowered and our nation has modern infrastructure. We believe in public welfare and modern infrastructure: PM Modi
5:26 pm: Our aim is not to fly high, but get all the strength being there at the roots, says PM Modi
5:25 pm: PM Modi takes a dig at Congress, says 'you have flown so high that you stopped looking down'
5:22 pm: I do not think about elections in terms of who won and who lost. For me, what is satisfying is the opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians and do work that has made a positive difference in the lives of our citizens: PM Modi
5:20 pm: Our govt is dedicated to the poor, says PM Modi
5:18 pm: People of India have elected a stable Government. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections show that more than themselves, the people of India are thinking about the good of the nation. This spirit is wonderful, says PM Modi in Lok Sabha
5:17 pm: However, the mandate in 2019 came after people analysed us in the last five years, says PM Modi
5:15 pm: In 2014, even when we were new, the country gave us a chance at least
5:12 pm: Everyone should be proud to know that our voter is so aware, says PM Modi
5:10 pm: People of the country have given us a strong mandate, says PM Modi in Lok Sabha
5:08 pm: PM Modi begins replying to President Kovind's address in Lok Sabha.
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4:32 pm: Earlier on Monday, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stoked a controversy with his "naali" (drain) remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, with the BJP launching a scathing attack on him and his party, saying this "arrogance" will finish them.
Later, Chowdhury, the Congress leader in the LS, clarified that his intention was not to insult the Prime Minister and he regrets if Modi was hurt by his comment.
4:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address both the houses of Parliament at 5pm today.