New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke his government’s willingness to debate, discuss and dialogue within the legislative temple of Indian constitution, the Parliament, which commences its winter session from today, the 26th of November, which marks the 125th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, and the day gets celebrated as the Constitution Day.
Indicating ruling central government’s keenness to debate all issues in Parliament during the Winter session, PM Modi said there cannot be a bigger platform for dialogue than the floor of the House. He enthused confidence that the session would witness best thoughts, best discussion and best innovative ideas. Speaking at the Parliament House complex,PM Modi addressed the media and said, ‘There cannot be a bigger platform for a dialogue than the House. Debates, disputes and dialogues are the soul of Parliament. For other things, the entire country is available as an arena. I am happy that all political parties presented a positive outlook for dialogue and debates. I hope all the MPs will leave no stone unturned to live up to the expectations the country has from Parliament….. It is fortunate that it is the year of B R Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary — the man who played a key role in drafting the Constitution. The coincidence is inspiring. You must have seen the Parliament House complex lit up to mark the day. And I am confident that during the session, best thoughts, best discussion and best innovative ideas will light up the House.’
Marking the start of a lengthy over-a-month winter session of Parliament, PM Modi sounded optimistic about the other parties and stated that the ruling government has been engaging in significant dialogues with all parties and the NDA-led government hopes to successfully conduct a peaceful, fruitful and result-oriented winter session. Referring to the all-party meeting held on Wednesday, Modi said he had a discussion with leaders of all political parties on the smooth running of the session. It is noteworthy that, while the opposition wants a debate on issue of tolerance, government has made it clear that it is willing to discuss every issue raised on the floor of the House.
Referring to the Constitution Day being observed on Thursday to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949, PM Modi emphasized, awareness towards the Constitution should increase across the country, and, Preamble of Constitution should be studied by students and must gradually become a part of people’s day-to-day life. ‘It is our endeavor,’ he said, referring to the Constitution as a ray of hope, he added, ‘It is a guide. It lights up our path constantly.’ Elaborating on the word ‘Hope’ and converting it into an acronym, PM Modi said, ‘ When I say hope — it stands for Harmony, Opportunity, People’s participation and Equality.’
The Prime Minister then visited a two-day exhibition on ‘Making of Indian Constitution’ being held at Parliament Library Building. The ruling government and all opposition wings have geared up well for a voiceful winter session of Parliament and each in its own way, is preparing for the stormy sessions which would unfold day after day, during the complete winter legislative business.