“Political Parties should stand united for Nation” : PM
Addressing floor leaders of parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha here today, ahead of Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, PM Narendra Modi said that for preserving the institution of Democracy in India, it is important that all Political Parties support the Government to conduct business in both the Houses of the Parliament without disruption and constructive discussion takes place on issues of national importance.
Prime Minister, in one voice with the leaders of all parties, also asserted that all Political Parties stand united to ensure nation’s safety and security, after such concerns were raised by many leaders on recent developments.
The Prime Minister expressed gratitude towards all Parties for supporting the Government in bringing historic economic reforms like preponing of Budget Session of Parliament and bringing in Goods and Services Tax. Modi informed all the leaders that due to preponing Budget by a month, there would be a balanced nature of capital expenditure profile in this financial year.
Already 30% of total expenditure and 49% expenditure in infrastructure sector has taken place before the monsoon has started, which is a huge achievement and would bring fiscal prudence in capital expenditure in future. Bringing in of GST regime, with support of all parties, has strengthened the Federal structure of Government and brought about economic solidarity in the country, Modi added.
Prime Minister urged all parties to extend their support to the Government in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of Cow protection. Modi said that State Governments must ensure the maintenance of law and order and strict action must be taken against those who break the law. Prime Minister also expressed deep concern for the floods in North Eastern States of India and assured all leaders that the Government is is fully informed on the situation on the ground and taking all steps to reduce the suffering of people.