Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a farewell speech for retiring members of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, where he commended the contributions of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Parliament and the nation.

Acknowledging Manmohan Singh’s Legacy

Modi expressed admiration for Manmohan Singh’s immense contribution to the functioning of the House and the country. He highlighted Singh’s guidance and leadership, emphasizing that his legacy will be remembered for years to come.

Memorable Moments

The Prime Minister reminisced about significant moments in Parliament involving Manmohan Singh, particularly recalling an instance during a trust vote where Singh, despite being on a wheelchair, participated in the voting process, showcasing his dedication to his duties as a member of Parliament.

Respect for Democracy

Modi applauded Singh’s commitment to democracy, citing his active participation in committee elections and voting processes as a testament to his belief in strengthening democratic institutions.

Wishes for Retiring Members

Extending his best wishes to all retiring members, Modi expressed hope that their experiences and learnings from Parliament would contribute to the betterment of the nation and inspire future generations.

Parliamentary Proceedings

The Prime Minister informed about the ongoing discussions in Parliament, including deliberations on the Union Interim Budget 2024-25 and the Interim Budget of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reflections on the Past

Modi highlighted the significance of the moment, acknowledging the departing members’ witness to historic milestones such as the Amrit Kaal and the 75th anniversary of the Constitution.

Resilience During Challenges

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Modi commended the members for their commitment to parliamentary duties, despite the risks involved, and paid tribute to those who lost their lives to the virus.

Looking Towards the Future

The Prime Minister concluded by expressing optimism for the nation’s progress, noting the resilience displayed during challenging times and emphasizing the need to continue striving for prosperity and development.

Conclusion of Parliamentary Business

Modi mentioned the extension of the Budget Session to address key economic issues and underscored the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in economic matters.

Moving Forward

As the session continued, Modi reiterated the government’s focus on addressing economic challenges and emphasized the importance of constructive dialogue and cooperation in achieving national goals.

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