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Parliament updates: 'We were rewarded for our work,' says PM Modi in Lok Sabha

25 June 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Parliament on Tuesday in a note of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address of the house. He spoke at length about the Lok Sabha elections outcome. President Kovind had addressed the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha last week and had raised several issues including the water crisis, 'One Nation, One Poll' proposal and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is also scheduled to address the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Additionally, two other MPs making headlines are Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty both TMC leaders from West Bengal, who took their oaths today. Follow the live updates on the Parliament session here:

 

 

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  • Parliament LIVE: PM Modi to speak today
  • 18:32 IST

    PM Modi criticises Congress

    "A Congress minister reportedly told in a TV interview at the time when Shah Bano case was being debated in the country that 'upliftment of Muslims is not the responsibility of the Congress, if they want to lie in gutter, let them be'," said PM Modi.

  • 18:32 IST: "A Congress minister reportedly told in a TV interview at the time when Shah Bano case was being debated in the country that 'upliftment of Muslims is not the responsibility of the Congress, if they want to lie in gutter, let them be'," said PM Modi.

  • 18:19 IST

    Country more important than politics: PM Modi

    "Country is more important than politics. Let us all work towards new India," said PM Modi.

  • 18:19 IST: "Country is more important than politics. Let us all work towards new India," said PM Modi.

  • 18:17 IST

    Don't link Uniform Civil Code with religion: PM Modi

    "Congress missed opportunities with Uniform Civil Code and Shah Bano case. Today there is an opportunity again, we have brought a bill for women empowerment, please do not link it to religion," said PM Modi.

  • 18:17 IST: "Congress missed opportunities with Uniform Civil Code and Shah Bano case. Today there is an opportunity again, we have brought a bill for women empowerment, please do not link it to religion," said PM Modi.

  • 18:10 IST

    We are being slammed for not putting some people in jail: PM Modi

    "We are being slammed because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that govt can throw anyone in jail, this is democracy and  judiciary will decide on this. We let law take its course and if someone gets bail then they should enjoy,we don't believe in vendetta," said PM Modi.

  • 18:10 IST: "We are being slammed because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that govt can throw anyone in jail, this is democracy and  judiciary will decide on this. We let law take its course and if someone gets bail then they should enjoy,we don't believe in vendetta," said PM Modi.

  • 18:09 IST

    Our fight against corruption will continue: PM Modi

    "Our fight against corruption will continue with full honesty and earnestness, without any vindictiveness. Our job is to pursue cases fairly, to punish the guilty or granting them bail is the job of the judiciary. We follow the rule of law," said PM Modi.

  • 18:09 IST: "Our fight against corruption will continue with full honesty and earnestness, without any vindictiveness. Our job is to pursue cases fairly, to punish the guilty or granting them bail is the job of the judiciary. We follow the rule of law," said PM Modi.

  • 18:08 IST

    Our responsibility to support Make in India: PM Modi

    "Making fun of Make in India might give some a good night's sleep but it will not benefit the country. It is our responsibility to drive Make in India. Our dream is to make a New India and Make in India is essential for it," said PM Modi.

  • 18:08 IST: "Making fun of Make in India might give some a good night's sleep but it will not benefit the country. It is our responsibility to drive Make in India. Our dream is to make a New India and Make in India is essential for it," said PM Modi.

  • 18:03 IST

    Pace of work on Sardar Sarovar dam increased after NDA took office: PM Modi

    "Sardar Sarovar Dam was the brainchild of Sardar Patel. But work on this dam kept getting delayed. As CM of Gujarat, I had to observe a fast for getting this project going. After NDA govt took office, the pace of work has increased immensely, benefiting many people," said PM Modi.

  • 18:03 IST: "Sardar Sarovar Dam was the brainchild of Sardar Patel. But work on this dam kept getting delayed. As CM of Gujarat, I had to observe a fast for getting this project going. After NDA govt took office, the pace of work has increased immensely, benefiting many people," said PM Modi.

  • 18:01 IST

    PM Modi credits BR Ambedkar for his initiatives towards waterways and irrigation

    "Every initiative towards waterways and irrigation was taken by Baba Saheb Ambedkar," said PM Modi.

  • 18:01 IST: "Every initiative towards waterways and irrigation was taken by Baba Saheb Ambedkar," said PM Modi.

  • 17:57 IST

    Corporate world must invest in agriculture: PM Modi

    "We have to inspire the corporate world to invest in agriculture. We must work towards it and make such policies," said PM Modi.

  • 17:57 IST: "We have to inspire the corporate world to invest in agriculture. We must work towards it and make such policies," said PM Modi.

  • 17:55 IST

    Water crisis is a serious issue: PM Modi

    Water crisis is a serious issue. We have to work towards saving water: PM Modi

  • 17:55 IST: Water crisis is a serious issue. We have to work towards saving water: PM Modi

  • 17:50 IST

    Have to build nation our freedom fighters dreamt of: PM Modi

    "Brave women and men died for the nation during the freedom struggle. We have to build the India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge all to observe Gandhi Ji's 150th birth anniversary and 75 years of India's freedom with great enthusiasm," said PM Modi.

  • 17:50 IST: "Brave women and men died for the nation during the freedom struggle. We have to build the India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge all to observe Gandhi Ji's 150th birth anniversary and 75 years of India's freedom with great enthusiasm," said PM Modi.

  • 17:48 IST

    During emergency, India turned into prison: PM Modi

    "It is important to remember the day to remind ourselves that never again. Never again can any man imagine to stifle the democracy in India the way it was done during the Emergency," said PM Modi.

  • 17:48 IST: "It is important to remember the day to remind ourselves that never again. Never again can any man imagine to stifle the democracy in India the way it was done during the Emergency," said PM Modi.

  • 17:46 IST

    We want to remain rooted: PM Modi

    "We don't believe in cutting our opponents down to size. We do not even compete with them who seem to fly so high that they are cut off the realities on the ground. Our motto is to remain rooted to the ground realities and work for the betterment of the people," said PM Modi.

  • 17:46 IST: "We don't believe in cutting our opponents down to size. We do not even compete with them who seem to fly so high that they are cut off the realities on the ground. Our motto is to remain rooted to the ground realities and work for the betterment of the people," said PM Modi.

  • 17:44 IST

    Some feel that only a handful contributed to national development: PM Modi

    "There are some who feel only a handful of names contributed to national development. They only want to hear those few names and ignore others. We think differently, we feel each and every citizen has worked for country’s development," said PM Modi.

  • 17:44 IST: "There are some who feel only a handful of names contributed to national development. They only want to hear those few names and ignore others. We think differently, we feel each and every citizen has worked for country’s development," said PM Modi.

  • 17:43 IST

    PM Modi lashes out at Congress for not giving credit to former PMs

    "I challenge the people who ruled the country from 2004 to 2014 to praise Atal ji's rule. Forget Atal ji, I challenge them to praise the rule of Narasimha Rao ji. Those people who are sitting here currently did not even praise Manmohan Singh ji's regime," says PM Modi.

  • 17:43 IST: "I challenge the people who ruled the country from 2004 to 2014 to praise Atal ji's rule. Forget Atal ji, I challenge them to praise the rule of Narasimha Rao ji. Those people who are sitting here currently did not even praise Manmohan Singh ji's regime," says PM Modi.

  • 17:37 IST

    People had to struggle for their basic rights: PM Modi

    "After Independence, we unfortunately, have accepted a culture in which common people had to struggle with the system for their basic rights. It's not easy to change but my govt has begun to move in the right direction, without diversion or dilution," said PM Modi.

  • 17:37 IST: "After Independence, we unfortunately, have accepted a culture in which common people had to struggle with the system for their basic rights. It's not easy to change but my govt has begun to move in the right direction, without diversion or dilution," said PM Modi.

  • 17:35 IST

    On the right path to rid country of 70 years of ills: PM Modi

    "I can say with confidence that we have taken the right path to rid the country of the ills of 70 years and we are on the same path even after great difficulty," said PM Modi.

  • 17:35 IST: "I can say with confidence that we have taken the right path to rid the country of the ills of 70 years and we are on the same path even after great difficulty," said PM Modi.

  • 17:31 IST

    We have to moved forward: PM Modi

    "I know that it takes time to change things which have been existing for last 70 years. We did not divert or dilute from our main goal. We have to moved forward, be it regarding infrastructure or in space," said PM Modi.

  • 17:31 IST: "I know that it takes time to change things which have been existing for last 70 years. We did not divert or dilute from our main goal. We have to moved forward, be it regarding infrastructure or in space," said PM Modi.

  • 17:27 IST

    No greater satisfaction than being rewarded for your work: PM Modi

    In 2014, the nation had chosen us as an experiment. But in 2019, the people who reign supreme in a democracy have reposed their faith in us after evaluating our performance. There is no greater satisfaction than being rewarded on the basis of your work: PM Modi

  • 17:27 IST: In 2014, the nation had chosen us as an experiment. But in 2019, the people who reign supreme in a democracy have reposed their faith in us after evaluating our performance. There is no greater satisfaction than being rewarded on the basis of your work: PM Modi

  • 17:25 IST

    Never think of polls in terms of victory: PM Modi

    "I never think about polls in terms of victory and defeat. The opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians and work to make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens is special to me," said PM Modi.

  • 17:25 IST: "I never think about polls in terms of victory and defeat. The opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians and work to make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens is special to me," said PM Modi.

  • 17:22 IST

    Citizens gave us more power than before: PM Modi

    "The citizens brought this government back and with more power than before," said PM Modi.




  • 17:22 IST:
    "The citizens brought this government back and with more power than before," said PM Modi.




  • 17:19 IST

    Indian voters showed that they care for the country: PM Modi

    "Indian voters showed that they care for the country. The people of India are thinking about the betterment of the country, this spirit is commendable.," said PM Modi.

  • 17:19 IST: "Indian voters showed that they care for the country. The people of India are thinking about the betterment of the country, this spirit is commendable.," said PM Modi.

  • 17:18 IST

    India witnessed strong mandate after years: PM Modi

    "India witnessed strong mandate after years," said PM Modi.

  • 17:18 IST: "India witnessed strong mandate after years," said PM Modi.

  • 17:15 IST

    President's speech an echo of people's sentiments: PM Modi

    "The President's speech was an echo of the sentiments of the people who voted us to the Lok Sabha," said PM Modi

  • 17:15 IST: "The President's speech was an echo of the sentiments of the people who voted us to the Lok Sabha," said PM Modi

  • 17:12 IST

    This note of thanks is also a note of thanks to the citizens: PM Modi

    PM Modi said that the note of thanks for President Kovind's speech is also a note of thanks for the citizens of the country.

  • 17:12 IST: PM Modi said that the note of thanks for President Kovind's speech is also a note of thanks for the citizens of the country.

  • 17:09 IST

    PM Modi begins speech

    PM begins speech amid chants of "Modi, Modi!"

  • 17:09 IST: PM begins speech amid chants of "Modi, Modi!"

  • 17:08 IST

    Chirag Paswan expresses grief over Bihar encephalitis deaths

    LJP leader Chirag Paswan said that he was pained by the death of children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district due to acute encephalitis. He also said that he hoped such incidents would not reoccur.

  • 17:08 IST: LJP leader Chirag Paswan said that he was pained by the death of children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district due to acute encephalitis. He also said that he hoped such incidents would not reoccur.

  • 16:35 IST

    PM Narendra Modi to address Lok Sabha around 5pm: PMO

    PMO: PM Narendra Modi will reply to the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address' at around 5pm in the Lok Sabha today.

  • 16:35 IST: PMO: PM Narendra Modi will reply to the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address' at around 5pm in the Lok Sabha today.

  • 16:30 IST

    We are keeping an eye on the situation: Union Minister Ashwini Choubey

    "We are keeping an eye on the situation. The team of doctors from Centre and Bihar government are working continuously. The number of deaths have come down. The govt is working towards spreading awareness AES," said Union Minister Ashwini Choubey on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

  • 16:30 IST: "We are keeping an eye on the situation. The team of doctors from Centre and Bihar government are working continuously. The number of deaths have come down. The govt is working towards spreading awareness AES," said Union Minister Ashwini Choubey on Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

  • 16:18 IST

    Kiren Rijiju meets the Women’s Hockey team




  • 16:18 IST:


  • 16:12 IST

    BJP accuses Mamata govt of trying to create 'West Bangladesh'

    "The (West Bengal) chief minister is very interested to become prime minister... She is trying to combine Bengal and Bangladesh and create West Bangladesh. There is a conspiracy going on to separate Bengal from India," Dilip Ghosh said during the Motion of Thanks on the President's address.

  • 16:12 IST: "The (West Bengal) chief minister is very interested to become prime minister... She is trying to combine Bengal and Bangladesh and create West Bangladesh. There is a conspiracy going on to separate Bengal from India," Dilip Ghosh said during the Motion of Thanks on the President's address.

  • 16:07 IST

    Digvijaya Singh lashes out at PM Modi

    "The Person who didn't regret over the killing 2,500 muslim in state. The person who stopped the scholarship of Muslim students in the state. Now today he is talking about 'Sabka Vishwas'. I congratulate him for that, but can we trust on these words. Whatever we are witnessing in Jharkhand, where a person beaten to death, is regrettable and now we are listening that 11 people are arrested," said Digvijaya Singh.

  • 16:07 IST: "The Person who didn't regret over the killing 2,500 muslim in state. The person who stopped the scholarship of Muslim students in the state. Now today he is talking about 'Sabka Vishwas'. I congratulate him for that, but can we trust on these words. Whatever we are witnessing in Jharkhand, where a person beaten to death, is regrettable and now we are listening that 11 people are arrested," said Digvijaya Singh.

  • 16:05 IST

    Tejaswi Surya makes maiden speech

    Tejaswi Surya, Bangalore South MP makes maiden speech in Lok Sabha today.

  • 16:05 IST: Tejaswi Surya, Bangalore South MP makes maiden speech in Lok Sabha today.

  • 16:00 IST

    External Affairs minister S Jaishankar files Rajya Sabha nomination




  • 16:00 IST:


  • 15:58 IST

    We are going through a severe water crisis: Dayanidhi Maran, DMK MP

    "The pre-monsoon rain is the lowest in the last 65 years. Water supply in the four reservoirs supplying water in Chennai has dropped below 1 %. We are going through a severe water crisis. A similar situation took place in 2004, then Karunanidhi decided to set up a desalination unit and UPA govt sanctioned 1000 crores for a desalination plant to be implemented in Chennai. But central's ally AIADMK is complacent," said Dayanidhi Maran, DMK MP.

  • 15:58 IST: "The pre-monsoon rain is the lowest in the last 65 years. Water supply in the four reservoirs supplying water in Chennai has dropped below 1 %. We are going through a severe water crisis. A similar situation took place in 2004, then Karunanidhi decided to set up a desalination unit and UPA govt sanctioned 1000 crores for a desalination plant to be implemented in Chennai. But central's ally AIADMK is complacent," said Dayanidhi Maran, DMK MP.

  • 15:55 IST

    Will raise concern of constituencies tomorrow: Nusrat Jahan




  • 15:55 IST:


  • 15:54 IST

    Basirghat MP Nusrat Jahan takes oath




  • 15:54 IST:


  • 15:53 IST

    Jadavpur MP Mimi Chakraborty takes oath




  • 15:53 IST:


  • 15:47 IST

    Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty take oaths

    Nusrat Jahan opened her oath by greeting fellow lawmakers. "As-salamu alaykum, Namaskar," she said and followed up in Bengali. She concluded her oath by saying "Jai Hind, Vande Mataram, Jai Bangla." Mimi Chakraborty also concluded her speed with "Jai Bangla, Jai Bharat, Vande Mataram."

  • 15:47 IST: Nusrat Jahan opened her oath by greeting fellow lawmakers. "As-salamu alaykum, Namaskar," she said and followed up in Bengali. She concluded her oath by saying "Jai Hind, Vande Mataram, Jai Bangla." Mimi Chakraborty also concluded her speed with "Jai Bangla, Jai Bharat, Vande Mataram."