Parliament LIVE: Speaking while replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in the Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi today invited farmers for talks to resolve their issues. PM Modi said that the farm laws have been brought for the betterment of the farmers and those who don’t want it, can opt out of the laws. The PM said that he treats kisan andolan as sacred but andolanjeevis have defamed the movement. “I consider the Kisan Andolan to be Pavitra. But, when Andolanjeevis hijack Pavitra Andolans, showcase photos of those jailed for serious offences, does it serve any purpose? Not allowing toll plazas to work, destroying telecom towers- does it serve a Pavitra Andolan,” said PM Modi. He said that farms laws have been brought with the motto of ‘sarvjan hitay, sarvjan sukhay’. He said the laws are optional – those who want to opt out of it are free to do so. PM Modi today said that laws are made keeping in mind the larger interest of the society. He said that government has brought many laws for the benefits of the society without people asking for it. PM Narendra Modi today said that the government has taken many initiatives for helping small farmers. He said that FPOs are being established for helping small farmers. Replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that President’s address filled Indian with new vigour amid Covid pandemic. PM Modi said that the speech by President showcased India’s ‘Sankalp Shakti.’ He said that President’s words have boosted the spirit of confidence among the people of India. “The world post-COVID is turning out to be very different. In such times, remaining isolated from the global trends will be counter-productive. That is why, India is working towards building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, which seeks to further global good,” said PM Modi. He also thanked women MPs for their participation. “During the discussion on the President’s speech, a large number of women MPs took part. This is a great sign. I want to congratulate the women MPs who enriched the House proceedings with their thoughts,” said PM Modi.
The Lok Sabha today resumed with members continuing their debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address. After several days of impasse over the three new agri laws, the House resumed the debate on the Motion of Thanks on Monday evening. Earlier yesterday, Lok Sabha members participated in the debate till 1 am. After most of the participants made their point, Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House at 1 am today. Lok Sabha usually sits between 4 pm and 9 pm but the timing was increased as members expressed their willingness for the same. President addressed the joint sitting of Parliament on January 29 marking the commencement of the Budget Session. griculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told Parliament yesterday that the government has been pursuing the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and several interventions taken are showing a “positive impact”.