New Delhi, Jan 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that President Droupadi Murmu’s guidance and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s interim budget mark the celebration of women's power.
Speaking before the start of the budget session, the Prime Minister recalled the first session of the new parliament and highlighted the significant decision taken during the session.
“The passage of the Women Empowerment and Adulation Act marked a pivotal moment for our nation,” he said.
Referring to the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, PM Modi acknowledged the country’s embrace of the strength, valour, and determination of women's power. He underscored the importance of the address by President Droupadi Murmu and the presentation of the interim budget by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, describing it as a celebration of women's empowerment.
Reflecting on the past decade, the PM acknowledged the contribution of every Member of Parliament.
However, he urged introspection among those who had strayed from democratic values and resorted to ruckus and disruption.
“Criticism and opposition are essential in a democracy, but it is those who have enriched the House with constructive ideas that are remembered by a large cross-section. No one remembers those who have just created disruption,” PM Modi said.
He emphasised the enduring impact of parliamentary debates, saying, “Every word spoken here will echo in the annals of history.”
The PM called upon members to contribute positively, saying, “While constructive criticism is welcome, disruptive behaviour will fade into obscurity.”
He urged all esteemed members to seize the opportunity to leave a positive imprint.
PM Modi implored them to prioritise national interests, saying, “Let us strive to deliver our best, enrich the House with our ideas, and infuse the nation with enthusiasm and optimism.”
Regarding the upcoming budget, he said, “Usually, when the election time is near, the full budget is not presented, we will also follow the same tradition and bring the full budget before you after the formation of the new government. This time, the country's Finance Minister Nirmala ji is going to present her budget in front of all of us tomorrow with some guiding points.”
The PM said: “India’s journey of inclusive and comprehensive development will continue, propelled by the blessings of the people.”