India Will Be A Strong Player in a Post-Corona New World Order, PM Tells Lok Sabha

Rahul M
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today replied to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha, saying India will emerge as a strong player in a post-coronavirus world as opposition Congress, with Rahul Gandhi, staged a walkout from Lok Sabha raising slogans against the farm laws.

Highlights

Our farmer should be self-reliant, he should get freedom to sell his produce, there is a need to work in that direction: PM Modi

Agriculture has been a part of our culture. Our festivals have all been associated with planting and reaping crops: PM Modi

I am surprised at new argument that we did not ask, so why did you give. Be it dowry or triple talaq, no one had demanded a law for this, but due to being necessary for progressive society, the law was made, says PM Modi.

Noises and attempts to obstruct are part of a well-thought strategy. The strategy is to keep making noises otherwise the lies and rumours will be exposed, truth will come out and things will get difficult for them. You won't be able to win people's confidence like that: PM Modi

Our doctors, nurses, COVID warriors, safai karamcharis (santitaion workers), those who drove ambulances...such people and so many others became manifestations of the divine who strengthened India's fight against the global pandemic: PM Modi

The world post-COVID is turning out to be very different. In such times, remaining isolated from the global trends will be counter-productive. That is why, India is working towards building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, which seeks to further global good: PM Modi

World was eyeing India to see how we will combat with unknown enemy (Covid-19). The credit goes to the countrymen for their discipline and courage to fight against the virus, says PM Modi.

"Post coronavirus pandemic, a new world order will emerge and India will be a strong player on the global level. On the basis of merely population we can not be projected in world but we have to be self-reliant in the new world order. We should strengthen our mission to become Atmanirbhar Bharat," says PM.

During the discussion on the President's speech, a large number of women MPs took part. This is a great sign. I want to congratulate the women MPs who enriched the House proceedings with their thoughts: PM Modi

"“The speech by the President showcased India’s ‘Sankalp Shakti’. His words have boosted the spirit of confidence among the people of India.” " - PM Modi, as quoted by ANI

Earlier, news agency ANI reported that the BJP had issued a three-line whip to all its MPs for Wednesday, 10 February, asking them to be present in the House throughout the day to support the government's stand.

The discussion on the Union Budget 2021-22 is scheduled to be taken up after PM Modi’s reply in the Lower House. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will reportedly be the first speaker from his party in the discussion.

On Monday, PM Modi had addressed the Rajya Sabha, replying to the Motion of Thanks, in a speech where he appealed to the farmers to end their protests against the three contentious farm laws and hold discussions with the government.