Rajya Sabha eternal, represents India’s diversity: PM Modi

Other key bills that are likely to be taken up during the course of the Houses include the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, Anti Maritime Piracy Bill 2019 and Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 among the 47 items.

Written by November 18, 2019 12:08

New Delhi: Underlining that the Rajya Sabha is eternal and never gets dissolved, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Upper House of the Parliament represents diversity and the importance of the country’s federal structure.

“The Rajya Sabha is a symbol of India’s development journey. This house has seen many historic moments. it has made history also and has seen history being made as well. It is a far-sighted house,” he said during a discussion on 250th session of the Rajya Sabha. “Two things about the Rajya Sabha stand out — It’s permanent nature. I can say that it is eternal. It is also representative of India’s diversity. This House gives importance to India’s federal structure,” he added.

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Modi said that the Rajya Sabha gives an opportunity to those away from electoral politics to contribute to the country and its development.
“The 250th session in itself is not just about time but a journey. The makers of our Constitution envisioned a bicameral legislative framework and this vision has enriched our democracy,” he further said.

Modi made the comments as the winter session of Parliament commenced from today and will go on till December 13.
Ahead of the winter session, the Prime Minister said the session is an important one as it is the last in this year and all lawmakers should contribute to enriching the discussions.

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Other key bills that are likely to be taken up during the course of the Houses include the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, Anti Maritime Piracy Bill 2019 and Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 among the 47 items.

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PM Modi said:

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the winter session of the Parliament is an important one and all lawmakers should contribute to enrich the discussions.
“We want frank discussions on all matters. It is important that there should be quality debates, there should be dialogues and discussions, everyone should contribute to enrich the discussions in the Parliament.,” PM Modi told reporters.

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