Addressing the media outside the Parliament ahead of the commencement of the Winter Session today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoped this session of Parliament to be a productive one. He said, “Generally, winter starts with Diwali. But due to global warming winter has not come in full force. But winter session has started now & I hope that country would be benefited from fruitful 2017-2018 winter session in Parliament. I hope for positive & innovative arguments.” PM Modi went on to talk about how he wants constructive debates to take place in this year’s session and said, “The Winter Session of Parliament is starting and I am confident that it will be a productive session. I hope there is constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation’s problems.”
PM Modi further said, “May this Parliament Session contribute to the nation’s growth.” He added, “We look forward to having a fruitful session, hope to see positive approach this Winter Session. Democracy will surely strengthen.” He then went on to say, “I have faith & all-party meeting yesterday shared same idea that this Parliament session should be held with a positive approach to move the country forward. I also hope that country will be benefited & democracy will be strengthened from the session.” The prime minister said at yesterday’s all-party meeting, leaders of the political parties were clear that there is a need to take the country forward and this session should be used positively to achieve that.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the media ahead of the Winter Session of the Parliament pic.twitter.com/TdPpEkr8Dj
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The government is expected to table 25 pending bills and 14 new ones, including a bill providing Muslim women the right to seek maintenance in case of triple talaq, during the session which begins today. The Congress party earlier in the day sought an apology from the Prime Minister for a statement made on former PM Manmohan Singh.