Parliament approves Motion of Thanks to Prez address

Parliament approves Motion of Thanks to Prez address

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New Delhi, Jun 26: The Motion of Thanks on President's address was approved by Parliament on Wednesday with Rajya Sabha clearing it by voice-vote.

The Motion was passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote after the House negated two amendments moved by CPI (M) leader TK Rangarajan and CPI lawmaker D Raja. The Lok Sabha had passed the Motion of Thanks to the President address on Tuesday. Earlier, replying to the debate on Motion of Thanks in the Rajya sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Opposition for blaming EVMs for their loss in state assembly elections and the Lok sabha polls and said that those putting blame on EVMs do so as they lack faith in themselves.

'Some people kept talking about the EVM issue in this House. I want to tell them- there was a time when we were two MPs in Parliament. People mocked us. We had faith in our karyakartas. We worked hard to reach here.

'We never questioned the election process. Only those who have lost elections, blame the EVMs. This will only demoralise your cadre,' the Prime Minister said in the Rajya Sabha in his reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address.

Pointing out the benefits of EVMs, he said, 'There was a time when headlines of newspapers after polling day would highlight booth capturing. But thanks to EVMs, we talk about increasing voting percentages.' He charged the Opposition with hiding their failure behind EVMs.

'There have been so many elections with EVMs and parties that are present in the Rajya Sabha have got opportunities to govern in different states after elections were held through EVMs. Then, why question EVMs today? ‘he said. (UNI)