Lok Sabha takes up debate on President’s address

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: A scene in the Lok Sabha during Parliament session.  PTI

New Delhi: A scene in the Lok Sabha during Parliament session.

The debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address has been initiated in the Lok Sabha. BJP’s Rakesh Singh initiated the motion. The discussion on the Motion will also continues in Rajya Sabha, where it was taken up yesterday.

President Ram Nath Kovind had addressed a joint session of both houses of January 29 at the beginning of the budget session.

On Monday, the motion was moved by BJP MP Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha where he listed the NDA government’s achievements on various fronts.

In what was his first speech in the Rajya Sabha, Shah also touched upon a host of measures taken by the government ranging from power supply, toilets, gas, employment to health facilities to the people.

In his near 77 minutes speech, the BJP chief also lauded the government for making Goods and Services Tax a reality, calling it one of the biggest reforms in the country, and strongly pitched for simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

Attacking the Opposition, especially the Congress party, he flagged the latter’s stand on the issue of triple talaq.

Meanwhile, the Opposition parties took on the government during the debate. The congress said the government in only changing names of schemes announced by previous governments. Several amendments were also moved to the motion. The Rajya Sabha sat for 2 hours beyond stipulated time to complete business scheduled for the week.