Gujarat chief minister Mr. Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the newly appointed Deputy Speaker of the assembly Mr. Mangubhai Patel. Member of the legislative assembly (MLA) representing the Gandevi constituency of South Gujarat, Mr. Patel has been appointed as the deputy speaker for the 13th State Assembly here on October 3.
During the assembly session, the House unanimously nominated Mr. Patel for the post of deputy speaker and following which he was formally appointed as the new deputy speaker. Leader of the House, Mr. Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Mr. Nitin Patel and Tribal Welfare Minister Mr. Ganpat Vasava while welcoming Mr. Patel accompanied him to the honourable chair, and complimented for accepting the post.
Prime Minister attends All Parties Leaders Meeting ahead of Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow
November 17, 2019
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi attended the All Parties Leaders meeting here today. Leaders from all major political parties were present on this occasion and they put forth their views on the upcoming session of Parliament.
In his remarks, Prime Minister observed that this session of the Parliament will be a special occasion for it will mark the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha and expressed his happiness that special events and activities were being planned to mark this occasion. Prime Minister emphasized that the 250th session of the Upper House provided a unique opportunity for highlighting the unique strengths of the Indian Parliament as well as the Indian Constitution, in providing an overarching framework of governance institutions for a diverse country like India. The backdrop of the session being held as India celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi also made it a unique and special occasion.
Prime Minister, while responding to specific issues raised by the representatives of various political parties said that the Government would work together with all parties in a constructive manner to address pending legislations and frame policy solutions for specific issues related to environment and pollution, the economy, the agricultural sector and farmers, and the rights of women, youth and the less privileged sections of society.
Prime Minister also complemented the Presiding officers of the two Houses for smooth running of the last session of Parliament and observed that this had helped to create a positive impact amongst the people about the functioning of the legislative arm of Government. In this regard, Prime Minister made a particular mention of the energetic participation by first term members of Parliament on discussions related to diverse issues and expressed the hope that constructive engagement between the Treasury and opposition benches will make the present session a successful and productive one.