'Country to be Guided by New Prez, VP': PM Modi Casts Vote in Presidential Polls
"There should be dialogue and debate in the Parliament with an open mind," PM Narendra Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 18 July, cast his vote in the 16th Presidential polls, at the Parliament House in Delhi.
"There are elections to the post of president and vice president also in this period. Voting is being held today. The country will be guided by a new president and new vice-president," the PM told reporters earlier in the day.
Addressing the media ahead of the commencement of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament , he further urged all the members to work together towards making the session as productive and fruitful as possible.
"Parliament functions and takes best decisions with everyone's efforts. Therefore, it is important for all of us to make full use of the session," the PM added.
"There should be dialogue in the Parliament with an open mind," the prime minister said.
"We always consider the House an efficient medium of dialogue, a pilgrimage place. Where there is dialogue with an open mind, there are fierce debates if needed, there is also criticism and by very good analysis of things a very positive contribution can be made to policies and decisions," he added.
Resolutions for Next 25 Years
He further added that this session is important as the elections for the post of president and vice president of India are taking place. Voting for the same is underway on Monday.
This is the time we make resolutions for next 25 years as the country will celebrate its 100th year of Independence, he added while highlighting the importance of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
"Giving direction to the country by being devoted to those resolutions, ensuring that the House leads the country, all the members of the House become instrumental in filling new energy in the nation. In that sense, this session is also very important," the PM said.
The prime minister concluded his address by urging all the MPs to remember those who dedicated their lives for India's freedom.
"Keeping their dreams in mind, and when 15 August is before us, then the House should be utilised most positively. This is my request," he added.
The Monsoon Session of the Parliament is all set to begin on 18 July and likely to go on till 12 August.
A total of 29 bills are likely to be presented in the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Out of these, 24 are new bills.
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