PM's statement ahead of Budget Session of Parliament

Published By : Admin | January 31, 2017 | 11:13 IST
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The 2017 Budget Session of Parliament gets underway today.  The President’s Address to the Parliament, Budget and detailed discussion on several issues will take place during the Session.

In the recent past, there has been discussions with all the Political Parties individually and collectively.  It is imperative to ensure that this Session should be utilised for a constructive debate in the larger interests of the public and yet at the same time, detailed discussions should take place on Budget. 

For the first time, the Union Budget will be presented on 1st February.  You may recall that earlier the Union Budget was presented at 5.00 pm.  Its timing was changed in the morning when Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government came into power and Budget was presented just after the commencement of the Parliament Session.

Yet another new tradition comes into effect from today.  Budget is being presented one month ahead and the rail Budget has now become a part of the Union Budget.  There will be extensive debate in the Parliament on this issue and it will also reflect the ensuing benefits from the decision in the days to come.  I am optimistic that all political parties will join hands to ensure a healthy debate in the Parliament in the larger public interest.

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Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi was accorded a bustling welcome by Barmer as he addressed an election rally in Rajasthan. He said, "Rajasthan represents valour and courage along with a resolve to enable a 'Viksit Bharat.'" He added that looking at the popular support, the people are determined for '4 June 400 Paar, Fir ek Baar Modi Sarkar.'

Speaking on the Congress Party's six-decade-long rule, PM Modi said, "The Congress has ruled for more than six decades but has not been able to resolve even a single issue comprehensively." He said, "The land of Rajasthan that has sacrificed so much for India has been deprived of water by the Congress party for decades." He added that our government prioritized drinking water for all through the 'Jal Jeevan Mission'.

Addressing Congress's narrow mindset on the rural development of India's border villages, PM Modi said, "Congress' mindset is against the rural development of border villages, and hence, all the border areas were deprived of their development under Congress rule." He added that our priority has been the development of border villages and enabling the last-mile saturation of development benefits to all.

Elaborating on tribal welfare, PM Modi said, "On one hand, the Congress ignored the Janjatiya community, and on the other hand, our government is devoted to their holistic empowerment." He added that initiatives like Eklavya Residential Schools and Mission to eliminate Sickle Cell Anemia have pioneered tribal development in Rajasthan. He said it was the BJP government's prerogative to ensure that India has a President from the Tribal community. He said, "The BJP's commitment is to empower the Janjatiya community in Rajasthan, including the Meghwal, Langha and Manganiar communities, among several others. He added that PM Vishwakarma Yojana and PM KISAN Yojana have been implemented to improve people's lives.

Highlighting the plight of the SC-ST-OBC under Congress regimes, PM Modi said, "Congress has discriminated with SC-ST-OBC for over 6 decades." He added that the Congress spreads rumours about India's vibrant constitutionalism. He said, "The Congress party that denied Babasaheb Ambedkar the Bharat Ratna and imposed the National Emergency, stifling the freedoms of Indian citizens should be the last one to speak on India's Constitution." He added that the Congress manifesto reeks of the ideals of the Muslim league. He remarked, "It is the same Congress that committed a blunder stating that India should give up its nuclear arsenal, despite knowing the nuclear threat posed by India's two neighbours." He said that the I.N.D.I alliance only aims to weaken India's territorial integrity and security.

Regarding the abrogation of Article 370, PM Modi said that the I.N.D.I alliance questions about the relationship Rajasthan has with Kashmir. Kashmir is an integral part of India, and every Rajasthani is proud. He remarked, "The same question about Rajasthan's relationship with Kashmir must be posed to 'Bhikharam Moond' & 'Babosa Ramdev Ji'. By questioning like this, the Congress Party only aims to divide India. He said, "Opposing the Pran-Pratishtha of Shri Ram and the CAA showcases Congress' tendency always to disrespect India's vibrant culture."

In conclusion, PM Modi said that Congress doesn't deserve a single vote for the sins they committed. He thanked the people of Barmer for coming out in support of BJP in such large numbers. He requested them to vote for the BJP to ensure the continuous development of India in envisioning a 'Viksit Bharat.'