What happened on the last day in the old Parliament House? Know today’s program
Parliament Special Session News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid a touching farewell to the old Parliament House on Monday (September 18). The central government has called a five-day special session, which began on Monday in the old Parliament House itself and was also the last day of proceedings in this historical heritage. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all the MPs and everyone who served in this building and premises in some form or the other, became very emotional.
What happened on the last day in the old Parliament House?
The session started with PM Modi’s speech, in which he mentioned the many occasions past in this building, from the first Constituent Assembly meeting to the achievements of 75 years of Parliament and reliving the memories created in it.
PM Modi said that we have traveled for 75 years and when we are saying goodbye to this Parliament House, we should remember that even though this building was built by the colonial government, it was built with the sweat and hard work of our countrymen. Was built by and with our money. He said, “Even though we are moving to a new building, this building will continue to inspire the coming generations because it is a golden chapter in the journey of Indian democracy.”
PM Modi remembered Pandit Nehru
From the famous ‘At the stroke of midnight…’ speech of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru (Pandit Nehru gave it on the intervening night of 14-15 August on the occasion of India’s independence from British rule) Mentioned the speech of late former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, ‘Governments will come and go, but this country must remain’.
During his speech, PM Modi reminded the Lok Sabha about the Emergency as well as the ‘cash-for-vote’ scam that took place during the first term of the Manmohan Singh government in 2008.
‘The last day should be dedicated to those more than 7,500 MPs’
Praising past Prime Ministers including Lal Bahadur Shastri, India Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao, PM Modi recalled the journey to democracy and said the last day in this historic building should be dedicated to the more than 7,500 MPs who served since Independence in 1947. Have served here since.
Starting the discussion on the achievements, experiences, memories and lessons of 75 years of parliamentary journey, PM Modi said that bidding farewell to this building is a very emotional moment. As soon as we leave this building, our mind is filled with many emotions and memories.
PM Modi remembered every aspect related to the old Parliament House, expressed gratitude and paid tribute to everyone. He also said that the MPs will enter the new premises with new hope and confidence. Let us tell you that now on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Parliament will be shifted to the new complex. On Tuesday, the proceedings of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will start in the new Parliament House.
Remembered Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt
During his speech in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi remembered the bravery of Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt who had thrown bombs at this very place to wake up the British Empire from its slumber. PM Modi said that the biggest achievement of these 75 years is that the trust of the common man in Parliament is continuously increasing. We can also move to a new building, but this old building will always inspire the coming generations.
He said that this is also an opportunity to appreciate all those who have led this House. From Pandit Nehru to Vajpayee, who have shared their vision for India. PM Modi also remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Chandrashekhar and Lal Krishna Advani for enriching the House.
PM also mentioned the terrorist attack on Parliament in 2001
PM Modi also remembered the terrorist attack on Parliament in 2001 and the people who lost their lives fighting the terrorists during that time. He said that this was not an attack on the building, but an attack on the mother of democracy, it was an attack on the soul of India. The PM said, “I also salute those who took bullets on their chests to save the House and its members while fighting terrorists.” He is not among us, but he protected us well.
Remembered the contributions of Ambedkar and Indira Gandhi
PM Modi also lauded the contribution of Baba Saheb BR Ambedkar and said that his vision for industrialization, which aimed to bring social justice in the country during the first government of independent India, is at the heart of every industrial policy even today. PM Modi said there were such sad and emotional moments when Parliament lost three sitting Prime Ministers – Nehru, Shastri and Indira Gandhi and emotional tributes were paid to them.
PM Modi said that this House also supported the liberation of Bangladesh under the leadership of Indira Gandhi. He also said that this House also witnessed the attack on democracy during the Emergency and through this House the people also demonstrated their power as we saw the return of democracy.
PM Modi remembered the contribution of journalists
PM Modi also remembered those journalists who dedicated their lives to reporting the proceedings of Parliament even in the absence of technology. He said that bidding farewell to the old Parliament House will be even more difficult for the journalists as they have been associated with it more than its members.
‘Never thought that a child living on a railway platform…’
PM Modi personally said on this occasion that he had never thought that a child from a poor family living on a railway platform would reach Parliament. He said that but it is the strength of India’s democracy and a reflection of the faith of the common man of India towards democracy that a child from a poor family living on the railway platform reached the Parliament. At the same time, outside the Parliament, PM Modi said that this session may be small, but on occasion it is big and full of historic decisions.
While reciting the poem, Mallikarjun Kharge said, ‘…what happens by changing the name like this?’
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said that nothing will be done by changing the name and he remembered the contribution of Pandit Nehru. He started his speech with a poem in Hindi, saying, “If you want to change, change the situation, what is the point of changing the name like this?” If you have to give then give employment to the youth, what happens by making everyone unemployed? Expand your heart a little and see what happens when you kill people? If you can’t do anything, leave your chair, what’s the point of being afraid of talking? You are proud of your rule, what is the point of scaring people or threatening them? If you want to change then change the circumstances, what happens by changing the name like this? What else is going to happen to get from here to there?”
Demand for women’s reservation bill
The Women’s Reservation Bill, also known as the Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, 2008, was the main issue in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the special session. Many parties have been insisting on discussion on this pending bill for a long time. It has already been passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010. If this bill is passed, one-third of all seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies will be reserved for women. Sources said that this bill has been approved in the Union Cabinet meeting held on Monday evening itself and it can be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
There was an uproar when the mic was muted.
As soon as the session started on the first day, MPs gathered in the Lok Sabha. During this time the opposition started raising their voice because their mics were switched off. There was some uproar regarding this. However, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expressed regret and said that it was due to a technical glitch.
BJP leader took oath as MP
BJP leader Dinesh Sharma took oath as a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha amid the proceedings of the special session of Parliament. He called it a good opportunity for himself. He told the media, “…it is also a coincidence that when I am taking oath, today I have taken oath alone and today is the last assembly of this building. This is also a coincidence associated with me…”
War of words between Mallikarjun Kharge and Piyush Goyal
A war of words was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha between Leader of the House Piyush Goyal and Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, when the Congress leader referred to the G20 as ‘G2’ and then said that he considered the zero in G20 to be a lotus (BJP’s symbol). Kharge also said that when it comes to the country, we are all united… but don’t think that you are the only patriot.
Let us inform that after discussing the journey of Parliament for 75 years, both the houses were adjourned and the presiding officers had said that the proceedings would start on Tuesday afternoon.
What will happen now in the old Parliament House?
According to media reports, the old Parliament building built in 1927 will not be demolished. It will be prepared for parliamentary events and a part can be converted into a museum.
What will happen on Tuesday?
On Tuesday (September 19), Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met in the Central Hall of Parliament to remember the country’s rich parliamentary heritage and pledge to make India a developed nation by 2047. ) will lead a ceremony in. This program will start at 11 am in the Central Hall.
Along with senior MPs, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, Leader of Opposition in the Upper House Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will also address the ceremony. The senior MPs who have been contacted include Lok Sabha member Maneka Gandhi, former Prime Minister and Rajya Sabha member Manmohan Singh and Shibu Soren, who has been a member of both the Houses.
MPs will enter the new Parliament building
This ceremony of about one and a half hour will start and end with the national anthem and after this the top leaders will take all the MPs to the new Parliament House. According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go from the old building to the new building with a copy of the Constitution and BJP MPs and associate members can also enter the new Parliament building following him.
Group photo will be taken of MPs
Before the ceremony in the Central Hall, photographs of three different groups will be taken in the courtyard of the Old Parliament House. The first photograph will be of members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, the second of Rajya Sabha members and the third of Lok Sabha members. For group photo, MPs have been asked to gather at the spot by 9.15 am. The proceedings of the Lok Sabha will begin at 1.15 pm in the new building, while the Rajya Sabha meeting will begin at 2.15 pm.
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