Had a great meeting with Presidents of various political parties: PM Modi
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a Meeting of Party Presidents of all political parties having representation in Parliament, here today. 21 Party Presidents attended the meeting.
Issues that came up for discussion included:
- Ways to Improve productivity of Parliament
- One Country, One Election
- Building a New India in the 75th year of Independence
- Programme and commitments to Celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary
- Development of aspirational Districts
Union Minister for Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh conducted the meeting. The Party Presidents appreciated the initiative of the Prime Minister to convene this meeting and seek their views on these important matters.
Various Party Presidents noted with concern, the frequent adjournments and disruptions in the Houses of Parliament. They observed that this impacts productivity and denies Members the opportunity to express their views on issues of the day. They emphasized that an atmosphere of discussion and dialogue must prevail in Parliament. Participants in the meeting also expressed the hope that approximately half of the members of the 17th Lok Sabha, are first time MPs, who would take this opportunity to carry forward the spirit of constructive dialogue in the House.
On the issue of One Country, One Election, several Party Presidents supported the proposal for simultaneous conduct of elections. Several parties were also of the view that all aspects of this proposal need to be examined carefully. Shri Modi noted that this is not a single party’s agenda, but it is an issue of national importance and the views of all parties would be considered and given due importance. The Prime Minister announced that a committee will be formed to go examine the issue of ‘One Country, One Election’ threadbare, and come up with suggestions in a time-bound manner.
Several parties strongly expressed the view that the new generation must be made aware of the ideals and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, and the 150thbirth anniversary of the Mahatma, is an apt occasion to do so. Parties were also of the view that we can take some firm resolves for the development of the country, on this occasion, and aim to accomplish these goals by 2022, the 75thanniversary of independence.
On the issue of development of aspirational districts, all parties had a constructive view and gave a number of suggestions. Shri Modi said that all State Governments must work in coordination with the Centre to bring the most backward districts in their States at par with the best performing districts. This way the goal of a ‘New India’ would be achieved by 2022, he added.
The Prime Minister thanked the Party Presidents for their participation and constructive suggestions. He said that the next few years represent a historic opportunity, to take the country forward on the path of progress and prosperity.
Other Cabinet Ministers who attended the meeting included, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah, Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi, among others.
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Two-time BJP MP from Rajasthan, Om Birla, unanimously elected New Lok Sabha Speaker
PM Modi in Lok Sabha :
It is a matter of great pride for the House and we all congratulate Om Birla on being unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. Many MPs know Birla Ji well. He has served in the state of Rajasthan as well.
Shri Om Birla ji has been in public life for years. He began as a student leader and has been serving society since then, without a break.
Personally, I remember working with Shri Om Birla ji the BJP organisation for a long time. Om Ji represents Kota, a place that is mini-India, a land associated with education and learning.
Om Birla ji ‘s life has been devoted to service. I cannot forget how he stayed in Kutch for months when that part of Gujarat was affected by a devastating quake. In the same way, he stayed in Kedarnath for months when there were floods.
One more good thing about Shri Om Birla ji is that he has worked to ensure people do not stay hungry in Kota.
Jan Seva has been the focal point of the politics of Shri Om Birla ji. He is a compassionate leader who will preside over the sittings of the House.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is greeted at AICC headquarters on his birthday
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’ leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, felicitates Om Birla, new Lok Sabha Speaker
You are the referee of this House, you should not become a part of the game:
Asaduddin Owaisi while congratulating the newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
PM Narendra Modi introduces the members of Union Cabinet in Lok Sabha
This unexpected event is a sweet memory of my life: Vijaysai Reddy – YSRCP Rajya Sabha MP
After an all-party meeting in Delhi today, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi walked out and saw me waiting in the lobby for Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and said ‘Hi Vijay Garu’ and shook hands with me. This unexpected event is a sweet memory of my life.
Telangana Cabinet decides to go in for new buildings for its Assembly and Secretariat : CM KCR
Speaking to the Media on Tuesday, Telagana CM KCR said :
- The Assembly complex will have a Central Hall and Chambers for Assembly and Council.
- The existing Andhra Pradesh Assembly building will be retained in view of its Heritage value.
- The New buildings will come up in the same palce where the current Secretariat is located.
- The Bhoomi Puja for the new buildings will be performed on 27th June 2019.
- The cost of the Assembly complex is estimated to be Rs 100 crores and the Secretariat complex to be Rs 400 crores.
- The Telangana cabinet has formed a sub-committee to decide on the demolition of the existing structures of the Secretariat for this purpose.
- An architectural firm from Chennai has send a proposed design for the complex.
Press Meet Video in Telugu
‘Came across this adorable photo album sent by young Vanisha…’:
Each year, The Queen hosts a GarterDay luncheon in the Waterloo Chamber at WindsorCastle
Explore the room in this timelapse video from @royalcollectiontrust
Over the past year the huge Waterloo table has undergone a comprehensive French polish, giving it the sheen that you see today. Watch this video to see the preparation undertaken by Palace attendants & footmen the day before the luncheon.
Doing this since the early 90’s!
Benefits of Surya Namaskar