Current situation offers opportunities for India: PM Modi

M Narendra Modi addressing the media on his arrival at Parliament House on the first day of the Budget session, on Monday. Also seen are Union ministers Dr Jitendra Singh, Arjun Meghwal and Prahlad Joshi.

NEW DELHI, Jan 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here today that the current situation offers opportunities for India.
Addressing the media on his arrival at the Parliament House on the first day of the Budget session, Modi said, ” There are many opportunities for India in today’s global situation. India’s economic progress, its vaccination campaign and made-in-India vaccines are creating trust in the entire world”.
Welcoming the MPs from across the country for the Budget session, the Prime Minister appealed to them to participate in the session. “The Budget session is starting today. I welcome all of you and all the respected MPs across the country in this Budget session”, he said.
Emphasising that our debates, issues and discussions with an open mind can become an important opportunity for global impact in this Budget session, Prime minister Narendra Modi called upon the Members of Parliament to keep this in mind.
Modi said, “I hope that all respected parliamentarians and political parties will help in taking the country on the path of development by having a good discussion with an open mind”.
Without directly referring to ongoing elections in five States, the Prime Minister said, it is true that sessions and discussions also get affected due to frequent elections. “But I would pray to all the respected MPs that elections are in their place, they will continue, but the Budget session is very important because it draws plans for the entire year”, he said.
Referring to future economic growth, the Prime Minister said, “As much as we make this Budget session more fruitful with full commitment, the coming year will also be a great opportunity to take it to new economic heights”.
There should be an open, thoughtful, sensible discussion with a good purpose, said Modi.
Pertinent to mention that the entire world is looking keenly at what India’s budget would look like, particularly in these pandemic times. Meanwhile, the Economic Survey was presented today as a single volume document.