New Delhi, Feb. 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he was hopeful of a ‘fruitful’ Budget Session and added that the government’s ‘limitations’ must also be discussed in the Parliament as it was the only way to strengthen the democracy.
“The government should be criticized and our limitations should also be discussed as that’s the only way to strengthen a democracy and fulfil the aspirations of the nation,” Prime Minister Modi told the media here ahead of the President’s address to the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament.
Stating that 1600 crore citizens have their eyes on the Budget Session, he said India’s current economic condition has drawn the world’s attention, thereby making this session significant.
“Since the past few days, there have been several discussions with every party which have been beyond formality. Discussions were also held on a one-to-one basis as well. We are sure that the time spent in the Parliament this time will be in a constructive manner,” the Prime Minister said.
Asserting that all meetings with the Opposition leaders so far have been fruitful, he said that dreams and aspirations of the citizens will also be discussed in the Parliament, adding the nation will feel the positive developments.
Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee said that his government’s philosophy is captured in the idea ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and it is striving hard to eradicate poverty.
“My government’s philosophy is captured in the idea ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Mahatma Gandhi said poverty is the worst form of violence. My government is striving hard to eradicate poverty. Well-being of our farmers is vital to nation’s prosperity,” said President Mukherjee. (ANI)