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‘Don’t bother about numbers’: PM Modi to oppn ahead of new Parliament session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Moday assured the opposition that their every word will be taken seriously by the government despite their numerical advantage. Prime Minister was speaking outside the Parliament moments before the beginning of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha.

“The role of an Opposition and an active Opposition is important in a Parliamentary democracy. The Opposition need not bother about their numbers. Whatever numbers Opposition parties may have got from the people, we will take their every word seriously. I hope they speak actively and participate in house proceedings,” said the Prime Minister.

Further stressing on the need to work with the opposition, the PM said, “When we come to Parliament, we should forget ‘Paksh’ (treasury) and ‘Vipaksh’ (Opposition). We should think about issues with a ‘Nishpaksh’ (objective) spirit and work in the larger interest of the nation.

“My experience also suggests that when the Parliament functions smoothly, we are able to fulfil numerous aspirations of the people of India,” he said.

First Published:
Jun 17, 2019 10:41 IST

Source: HindustanTimes