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April 25, 2018, 9:43 pm IST
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PM commends contributions of retiring members, wishes them well for future

PM commends contributions of retiring members, wishes them well for future

 Apr 18, 2018

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Wednesday commended the contributions of all the retiring Members of the Rajya Sabha, and wished them well for the future.

"All those who are retiring from the House today have their own significance and each of them tried their best to contribute to the glorious future of this country. They have worked to the best of their ability for the brighter future of the nation. The Nation can never forget their contribution. I wish you success in future,’’ the PM said bidding farewell to the retiring members in the Upper House.

The Prime Minister said that it is unfortunate that the retiring Members will not be a part of Parliament, when the long due decision on Triple Talaq is taken.

"It would have been the outgoing members’ wish to leave the House after being part of monumental decision of passage of the Triple talaq Bill. But that did not happen due to the House’s fault,’’ the PM said.

Lauding the contribution of Prof P J Kurien, who is also retiring, as Deputy chairman, the PM said,’’ everyone will remember Professor Kurien’s smiling face, even when he is admonishing others. He must be lauded for making an effort to run the proceedings of the house even in the mist of uproar.’’

The Prime Minister said that the Upper House, with senior Members, has a unique significance. ‘’It plays a key role in policy formulation,’’ he added.

The Prime Minister made a special mention of many retiring MPs and their contributions.

He assured the retiring members that the doors of Parliament and PMO are always open for them, and urged them to continue sharing their thoughts on vital issues of the day. (UNI)



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