We achieved freedom from Article 370 in this House: PM

Deep Sharma. Updated: 9/20/2023 2:58:02 AM Front Page

Jammu: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the freedom from Article 370 achieved in this House, a significant step against separatism and terrorism.
“Perhaps there may not have been a decade in which there was no discussion, concern, demand and expression of anger, both inside and outside this Chamber. But we are fortunate that we achieved freedom from Article 370 in this House, a significant step against separatism and terrorism,” PM said while addressing Member of Parliaments in the Central Hall of new Parliament building.
“And in this important endeavour, the role of Hon’ble members of Parliament is significant. The Constitution formulated in this very House for Jammu and Kashmir, which our ancestors have given, is a priceless document. When it is implemented in Jammu and Kashmir, I feel like saluting this soil,” he added.
PM said that today, Jammu and Kashmir is committed to the path of peace and development, and the people of Jammu and Kashmir are brimming with new enthusiasm, new zeal, and new determination, and do not want to miss any opportunity to move forward.
“This demonstrates how important work has been accomplished by the members of Parliament in the Parliament building,” he said.
He also said a big picture cannot be painted on a small canvas and the idea of a grand India cannot be envisioned if the members do not think big.
"Is it possible to draw a big picture on a small canvas? No! In the same way, we cannot mark out the picture of 'Bhavya Bharat' if we have a small canvas of thinking," the prime minister said.
"We have a rich heritage! If this rich heritage is joined in by our dreams, our resolutions, and if our canvas of thinking expands, we will certainly be able to paint picture of 'Bhavya Bharat', we will certainly be able to fill colours in this picture, and offer this beautiful, colourful and grand picture of 'Maa Bharti' to our future generations," he said.
Modi urged the members to reaffirm the commitment to make India a developed nation by 2047 and described the move to the new Parliament building as a new beginning towards a new future.
In the new Parliament building, we are going to make new beginnings for a new future, Modi said at the function to celebrate the legacy of the old Parliament building.
He said since 1952, 41 heads of states from across the world have addressed our MPs in Central Hall and more than 4,000 laws have been passed by Parliament in the last seven decades.
"Today, together in the new Parliament building, we are all going to inaugurate a new future," he said.
"Today, we are moving towards the new building here with the intention of reiterating the resolve of a developed India, being determined and working whole-heartedly to fulfil it," he said.
Recounting the laws passed in the old Parliament building, he said Muslim mothers and sisters got justice as the law against 'triple talaq' was unitedly passed from here.

Updated On 9/20/2023 2:59:24 AM

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