Parliament’s Budget Session

Parliament’s Budget Session: A Recap

Jagdeep Dhankhar Rebukes Jairam Ramesh:

  • Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar criticized  Jairam Ramesh for his conduct towards RLD chief Jayant Singh, declaring the Congress MP unfit for the Upper House.
  • Dhankhar’s decision to grant Jayant Singh the floor to discuss the Bharat Ratna honor for his grandfather, former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, sparked controversy, leading to heated exchanges.

17th Lok Sabha: A Historic Tenure

  • Members of the 17th Lok Sabha lauded the session as historic, citing landmark decisions such as those related to Article 370, triple talaq, the Ram temple, and the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

Conclusion of the Budget Session:

  • The Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, marking the end of the Budget session, which commenced on January 31 and precedes the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in April-May.

Prime Minister Modi’s Address: Key Highlights

  • Prime Minister Modi expressed gratitude towards parliamentarians for their resilience and unity, emphasizing the role of elections in enhancing India’s global standing.
  • He reflected on the challenges posed by COVID-19 and highlighted legislative achievements, including the Transgender Act, repeal of outdated laws, and reforms promoting ease of business and governance.

Focus on Innovation and Social Justice:

  • PM Modi outlined the government’s commitment to innovation through initiatives like the National Research Foundation and emphasized the importance of social justice, notably in ending practices like triple talaq.

MPs’ Contribution and Global Leadership:

  • He praised the productivity of the 17th Lok Sabha and highlighted India’s leadership on the global stage, including its presidency of the G20 and hosting of the P20 summit.

Gratitude and Acknowledgment:

  • Prime Minister Modi expressed gratitude to MPs for their contributions during the pandemic, their cooperation on legislative matters, and thanked the Speaker for his balanced leadership during challenging times.