NEW DELHI, Dec 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for constructive debate in the Parliament.
Addressing the media, soon after his arrival at the Parliament House today, on the first day of the winter session, Narendra Modi said, there are a number of issues waiting to be discussed and debated. The approach, therefore, should be to utilize the time in extensive discussion, regardless of how much time it takes, because more important is that discussion should happen, he said.
Modi hoped that the productivity of the Winter session will be high. He said, let us strive to work hard and complete the pending legislative agenda.
Prime Minister insisted upon keeping national interest above party considerations. Let all parties make the best use of this session of Parliament, before we brace up for the electoral battle a few months ahead, he said.
Earlier, on his arrival at the Parliament House, PM Modi was formally received by Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) & MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and the two MoS Parliamentary Affairs namely Arjun Ram Meghwal and Vijay Goel.
On the first day of the session, PM Modi attended the Lok Sabha, which later adjourned after taking up the obituary references and observing two minutes silence in the memory of the departed members.
During the brief sitting of Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read out a detailed resolution to condole the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on 16th August this year. The resolution was then unanimously adopted by the House.
The Speaker also read out obituary for former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, former Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Anant Kumar, sitting Member of Lok Sabha Dr Bhola Singh and others.