Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday traced the nearly eight-decade-long journey of the old Parliament building that has also been the country’s journey following its independence from British rule.
PM Modi hailed “historic decisions” taken by Parliament – referring to the scrapping of Article 370 and the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and One Rank One Pension bills – as he set the tone for Parliament to shift to its new address.
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“The House will always say proudly that (the abrogation of) Article 370 became possible here… GST was also passed here… ‘One Rank-One Pension’ was witnessed by this House (and) 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) was successfully allowed in the country for the first time without any dispute,” he said.
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While talking about the historic moments that defined the building, PM Modi also recalled how it was here that Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of the country, gave his ‘stroke of midnight’ speech which laid the foundation for India as an independent country.
“The echo of Nehru ji’s ‘Stroke of Midnight’ speech will inspire us. It is also in this House where Atal Bihari Vajpayee said governments will come and go, but this country will stay,” the prime minister said today as he listed key milestones the old Parliament building hasRead more on financialexpress.com