PM lauds NCP for obeying parliamentary norms

Recalling former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Modi said Rajya Sabha must be a vibrant supportive House for national progress

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for strictly adhering to parliamentary norms, saying they never protested in the well of the House and asserted that other parties, including BJP should learn from them.

“I want to appreciate two parties, NCP and BJD. These parties have strictly adhered to parliamentary norms. They have never gone into the well of the House. Yet, they have raised their points very effectively. Other parties including mine can learn from them,” he said at a discussion on 250th session of Rajya Sabha. Modi’s praise for the Sharad Pawar-led NCP comes at a time when there are speculations of the party forming a coalition with Congress and Shiv Sena.

Giving a new twist to emerging political scene in Maharashtra, Pawar said that the path of NCP & Congress is different from that of BJP & Shiv Sena’s. He made the comments in the backdrop of Maharashtra coming under Prez’s Rule.

All should contribute to enrich discussions in Parliament

“This is the last Parliament session of 2019. It is very important because this is the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha. During this session, on November 26, we will observe the Constitution Day – when our Constitution completes its 70 years,’ said the Prime Minister.

Talking about the need to have a “frank discussion” in the Parliament, the Prime Minister said, “It is important that there should be quality debates, there should be dialogue and discussions, and everyone should contribute to enrich discussions in the Parliament.” PM Modi said that Parliament sessions are a success because of the support of all the MPs.