Parliament Highlights: PM Modi Cites Shashtri, Lohia To Defend CAA

The Upper House will also see a general discussion on the Union Budget, 2020-2021.

Parliament Highlights: PM Modi Cites Shashtri, Lohia To Defend CAA

We have readied a scheme for the development of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, PM Modi said on Wednesday

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Motion of Thanks for President's Address today in Lok Sabha. Addressing the House, PM Modi highlighted the achievements of his government such as decisions on Article 370, triple talaq and Ram Janmabhoomi, Bodo deal and India-Bangladesh land agreement. 


Here are the Highlights of Parliament Budget Session:

Feb 06, 2020 18:37 (IST)
PM Modi cites Bhim Rao Ambedkar
"Post Independence, most of the Hindus that stayed back were Dalits. BR Ambedkar had said: "I would like to tell the SCs who happen to, today, be impounded in Pakistan to come over to India."
All these quotes come from nation-builders of India. Were all of them communal?" PM Modi said.

Feb 06, 2020 18:27 (IST)
PM Modi cites 1947 Congress resolution to defend CAA
PM Modi said that a 1947 Congress resolution, passed with the aim of granting citizenship to the Hindus travelling to India from Pakistan, has used the word Non-Muslims.

"On 25 November 1947, the Congress Working Committee had passed a resolution. It says: "Congress is further bound to afford full protection to all those non-Muslims from Pakistan who have crossed the border and come to India or may do so to save their life and honor," PM Modi said.

"I don't think Congress was communal in 1947 and has turned secular suddenly.  You could've written all communities coming from Pakistan. Why did you use the term 'Non-Muslims'?" PM Modi added.

Feb 06, 2020 18:17 (IST)
PM Modi Cites Shashtri, Lohia To Defend CAA
PM Narendra Modi cited former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and socialist leader Ram Manoha Lohia to defend Citizenship Amendment Act.

The Prime Minister, citing a quote from Lohia, said that the socialist leader had once said that concerns of any Hindu in Pakistan should be taken care of by India.

Feb 06, 2020 18:08 (IST)
"Those Who Were Silent Are Now Violent," PM Modi Jabs Opposition Over CAA
PM Narendra Modi took a jibe at the Opposition leaders during is address. He said that some of the opposition leaders, who used to be silent in the House, have now turned violent.  

Feb 06, 2020 18:01 (IST)
Tier 2, Tier 3 Cities Contributing To India's Growth: PM Modi
"Tier-II and Tier-III cities are contributing to India's growth pro-actively and we need to address them. They are contributing heavily to sports, start-ups and other sectors. We have tried to work on the economical eco-system of such areas and promote them better," PM Narendra Modi said.
Feb 06, 2020 17:56 (IST)
"Why did you keep GST stuck for long?" PM Attacks Opposition
PM Narendra Modi, attacking the Opposition over the issue of Goods and Services Tax, said why did the Bill was stuck in the Parliament for long duration.

Feb 06, 2020 17:44 (IST)
"Our Government Solved Bru Refugee Crisis": PM Modi
"Plight of the Bru refugees was pitiable. Yet, the party which ruled most parts of the Northeast for decades and the party that ruled Tripura for decades did nothing about this crisis. It was our Government that had the honour of solving this major problem," PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Feb 06, 2020 17:41 (IST)
"You would have sent delegation..." PM On Opposition's Claim On Unrest In Northeast
PM Narendra Modi refuted the Opposition's claim that state in north-eastern region of the country are facing unrest. Refuting claims made by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, he said that Congress would have sent a delegation released photographs if the north east was burning.
Feb 06, 2020 17:36 (IST)
"It was a black day for those who supported terrorism," PM Modi on scrapping of Article 370
"Vaiko ji said 5 August 2019 was a black day for Jammu and Kashmir. Vaiko ji it was not a black day for J&K, it was a black day for those who promoted terrorism and separatism," PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Feb 06, 2020 17:34 (IST)
Manmohan Singh had crtiticised protests at time of Telanaga formation: PM Modi
Citing formation of Telangana, PM Modi said that his predecessor Manmohan Singh had criticised the protests that took at that time. "

Feb 06, 2020 17:25 (IST)
PM Modi said there was no debate when Telangana was formed
PM Modi said that no debate took place when Telangana was former under the UPA rule. The Prime Minister added that debate was censured during that time.

Feb 06, 2020 17:23 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi starts speaking Rajya Sabha
PM Narendra Modi has started speaking in the Rajya Sabha. He says leader that Ghulam Nabi Azad made some irrelevant claims.

The Prime Minister said that the decision to scrap sections of Article 370 of the Constitution after due discussion in the Parliament. 
Feb 06, 2020 14:46 (IST)
PM Modi questions Congress party's stand on CAA
"Pandit Nehru himself was in favour of protecting minorities in Pakistan, I want to ask Congress, was Pandit Nehru communal? Did he want a Hindu Rashtra?," PM Modi  

"In 1950, the Nehru-Liaquat Agreement was signed for the protection of minorities living in India and Pakistan. Religious minorities were mentioned in this agreement. Pandit Nehru was such a big thinker, then why did he not include all the citizens there in the agreement instead of the minorities there? What we are saying today, was the same thing with Nehru ji," PM said. 
Feb 06, 2020 14:20 (IST)
PM Modi on Citizenship Amendment Act
Someone had to become Prime Minister so a line was drawn in India and the country was divided. I want to clearly state- with the coming of the Citizenship Amendment Act, there will be no impact on any citizen of India, practising any faith: PM Modi
Feb 06, 2020 14:18 (IST)
PM on Article 370
"Most people had said that Kashmir will be on fire if Article 370 is removed. We are being questioned for detaining some political leaders. On August 5, Mehbooba Mufti said that India has betrayed Kashmir and we would have been better with deciding otherwise in 1947," PM Modi said.

"Omar Abdullah said that removing Article 370 will separate Kashmir from India. Farooq Abdullah said that of Article 370 is removed then no one will unfurl the national flag in Kashmir. How can we side with them?" the PM said
Feb 06, 2020 14:01 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
"Much has been said about CAA, ironically by those who love getting photographed with the group of people who want 'Tukde Tukde' of India," PM Narendra Modi 

"Those who have been removed from office by the people of India are now doing the unthinkable. They see citizens on the basis of their faith. We are different. We see everyone as an Indian," PM added.
Feb 06, 2020 13:56 (IST)
Kashmir is the crown of India and it's identity was buried on January 19, 1990: PM Modi
Those who are talking about respect for the Constitution never even implemented it in Jammu and Kashmir for so many decades. Who made Kashmir only about land grabbing? Who made Kashmir's identity only about bombs and guns? Can anyone forget that dark night of January? 

There were statements made by former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir that were unacceptable. These are leaders who don't trust Kashmiri people that is why they used such language, but we trusted Kashmiris and abrogated article 370
Feb 06, 2020 13:54 (IST)
Shashi Tharoor you should have been concerned about Jammu and Kashmir: PM Modi

Feb 06, 2020 13:47 (IST)
India is closely observing statements of few political leaders associated with the Opposition parties: PM Modi 

I have been speaking for 35-40 minutes but the current has just gone and given a jolt. This is what happens to lots of tube lights.
Feb 06, 2020 13:46 (IST)
Get deeper knowledge of our Constitution: PM Modi
"Who brought the Emergency? Who trampled over the Judiciary? Who has brought the most amendments to the Constitution? Who imposed Article 356 the most? Those who did the above need to get deeper knowledge of our Constitution," PM Modi said 

"We have been listening to allegations and talks on 'Saving the constitution'. I agree, Congress should say this 100 times in a day. Maybe they will realize their past mistakes. Did you forget this slogan during emergency? When state governments were dismissed? When cabinet resolutions were torn?," the prime minister added. 
Feb 06, 2020 13:38 (IST)
We are moving ahead with an infrastructure project worth 100 lakh crore: PM Modi
Our areas of initiative and work include industry, irrigation; social and rural infrastructure, ports, water ways. Among the things that will drive India's progress is next-generation infrastructure. 

In the earlier days, infrastructure creation brought "economic opportunities" for a select few. The sector is now transparent and we are working to boost connectivity

We have also been working on labour reforms after consulting the labour unions
Feb 06, 2020 13:30 (IST)
Surya Namaskar will make my back stronger to face abuses: PM Modi
Feb 06, 2020 13:29 (IST)
Stand up India, Start up India, Mudra- they are adding prosperity in the lives of many. Substantial number of the Mudra beneficiaries are women, says PM Modi 
Feb 06, 2020 13:25 (IST)
We have kept the fiscal deficit and price rise under check and there is macro-economic stability: PM Modi
Driven by politics, some states are not allowing farmers to benefit from PM-Kisan Scheme. I appeal to them-let there be no politics in farmer welfare. We all have to work together for the prosperity of farmers of India

Feb 06, 2020 13:20 (IST)
I am glad you understand us, because that means you acknowledge that if someone can take bold decisions, it is us: PM Modi
"Apart from that, I humbly accept all that you say. When you say 'why hasn't this been done yet?', 'when will this happen?', 'how will this happen', I am glad that you are think about the country and not just about yourselves. I take all those questions and humbly accept them. I don't take it as criticism, but as my 'margdarshak' so that we can fulfill those," PM Modi said
Feb 06, 2020 13:17 (IST)
The issue of higher MSP was pending for decades: PM Modi
The President of India has talked about agriculture and farmer welfare extensively. A lot has been started to benefit farmers too. MSP becoming more than 1.5 times and the same applies to crop insurance and irrigation related schemes.

When we came to power in 2014 the budgetary allocation for agriculture was 27,000 crores. Today, I am happy to inform you that the Agri budget has grown five-fold and has crossed over 1.5 lakh crores.

The agriculture budget has risen 5 times during our Government's tenure. 

PM-KISAN Samman Yojana is transforming the lives of many farmers. Several farmers have benefitted due to this. In this scheme there are no middlemen and no extra file-work
Feb 06, 2020 13:11 (IST)
PM Modi on Bodo Accord
Let us talk about the Bodo Accord.  Despite many efforts, the issue was unsolved for years.  The Bodo Accord signed now is special because it has brought all stakeholders together and we are moving towards a more peaceful era

Because of such important decisions that a historic deal was signed in the northeast for lasting peace in the region, by inclusion of people that Bodo militants gave up arms and joined the system to work towards a brighter tomorrow. 

A new India is being created, one that has a bright future. But for that future to be visible to you (opposition), you need to change your spectacles.
Feb 06, 2020 13:06 (IST)
We have significantly improved our outreach to the entire northeast region because of our fast, timely decision-making: PM Modi
Let us talk about the Northeast. For years, distance became a reason to ignore this region. But things have changed now. The Northeast is becoming a growth engine with great work done in many sectors. Ministers and officials are regularly visiting the region to monitor the growth and development.  

We have tried to address the issues relating to matters of electricity, trail, airport, mobile connectivity 

Feb 06, 2020 13:03 (IST)
Adhir Ranjan does gymming while delivering his speeches: PM Modi
Feb 06, 2020 12:55 (IST)
We aim for speed: PM Modi
India has seen our work for five years, people can no longer wait for problems to remain unsolved. So we aim for speed, determination and decisiveness, sensitivity and solutions
Feb 06, 2020 12:49 (IST)
Essential to overcome challenges: PM Modi
There has been a general consensus that why is the government in such a hurry to carry out such major policy decisions. The people of India have not only changed the government but they want us to change our working methods. 

If we had worked according to the old ways and thought processes:
  • Article 370 would never have been history
  • Muslim women would have kept suffering due to Triple Talaq
  • Ram Janmabhoomi issue would have remained unsolved
  • Kartarpur Sahib corridor would not be a reality 
  • There would be no India-Bangladesh land agreement
  • Old, archaic laws would still be around
  • Enemy property would never have been finalised
  • Security forces would still be waiting to be strengthened 
  • Strategic change in our defence and post of CDS would still be pending
  • Today, 37 crore people got bank accounts
  • 11 crore people got toilets in their homes
  • 13 crore people got gas connections
  • 2 crore people got their own homes
Feb 06, 2020 12:45 (IST)
PM Modi thanks MPs across party lines who have taken part in the debate
Speaker Sir, I rise to thank the President for his speech which gave a vision of a new India. His speech has inspired us and has given us the belief and trust that we will achieve all that we aim for.
During the motion of thanks everyone who has spoken has contributed to a healthy debate. I appreciate contributions of Adhir Chowdhury, Shashi Tharoor and others.  
Feb 06, 2020 12:24 (IST)
Trinamool Congress MP Santanu Sen has given a Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over "concerns on proposed changes in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)."
Feb 06, 2020 12:10 (IST)
The Rajya Sabha will today see discussion on the Presidents' address, a discussion on the Union Budget and tabling of papers. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and Department of Atomic Energy and Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, Minister of State for Communications and Ministry of Human Resource Development will lay papers on the table.

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