Parliament Special Session: The special session of Parliament has started today i.e. from Monday. This special session will last for five days. Eight bills are to be discussed in the special session of Parliament, out of which four have been disclosed by the government. There is still suspense on the remaining four bills. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the beginning of the special session. After this, while addressing the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the history of the old Parliament, the meeting of the Constituent Assembly held in the Parliament and the terrorist attack on the Parliament and many other issues.
Remembered the history of the old Parliament
Addressing the special session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country’s 75 years of parliamentary journey should be remembered once again and before going to the new House, those inspiring moments and important moments of history should be moved forward. This is an opportunity to grow. We are all bidding farewell to this historic building. The Prime Minister said that when the country did not become independent, this house was known as the Imperial Legislative Council, but when the country became independent, it came to be known as the Parliament House. The PM said that it is true that the decision to construct this building was of foreign rulers, but we can proudly say that the sweat and hard work of my countrymen were invested in the construction of this building and the money was also mine. Belonged to the people of the country.
75 years journey in old parliament
PM Modi said that our journey of 75 years has created the best of many democratic traditions and processes. Every person present in this House has contributed actively and has also witnessed it as a witness. The PM further said that we may move to a new building, but the old building i.e. this building will also always inspire the coming generations. It is a very emotional moment to bid farewell to this House. Even when a family leaves their old house and goes to a new one, many memories shake it for a few moments and when we are leaving this house, our mind and brain are also filled with those emotions and filled with many memories. Has happened. Celebrations, excitement, sour and sweet moments, squabbles are associated with these memories.
PM Modi became emotional
Prime Minister Narendra Modi further said that when I became a member of Parliament for the first time and entered this building as an MP, I instinctively took my first step by bowing my head at the door of this House. That moment was full of emotions for me. I could never have imagined that a child from a poor family living on a railway platform would ever be able to enter Parliament. I never thought that I would get so much love from people.
Mentioned about the meeting of the Constituent Assembly
Referring to the Constituent Assembly, PM Modi said that the meetings of the Constituent Assembly were held in this Parliament House for two years and 11 months and he gave the Constitution to the country, a guide which still runs us. Ever since our Constitution came into force in the country, the biggest achievement in these 75 years has been the increasing confidence of the common man of the country in this Parliament.
PM speaks on terrorist attack on Parliament
Referring to the terrorist attack on the Parliament House, the Prime Minister said that when there was a terrorist attack on the Parliament House. Then this terrorist attack was not on any building, but in a way, it was an attack on the mother of democracy, our living soul. The country can never forget that incident. He said that I salute those who took bullets on their chest while protecting the members and the Parliament during the terrorist attack on the Parliament.
Remembered the historic decisions taken in the old Parliament
Referring to Article 370 and EWS reservation from Jammu and Kashmir, the PM said that many historical decisions and permanent solutions to the issues pending with the audience were also taken in this House. Article 370 also happened in this house. The decision of One Rank One Pension, One Nation One Tax, GST, 10% reservation for the poor was also taken in this House.