Winter session: PM urges opposition not to vent its frustration inside House

Modi told opposition to 'move forward with positivity this session'

PTI12_04_2023_000097A Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of the Winter session of Parliament in New Delhi | PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the opposition parties to leave behind its "negativity" of last nine years and move forward with positivity. Modi also called on the opposition parties not to vent their frustration of the  assembly polls defeat inside the House.

"If I speak on basis of the assembly poll results, this is a golden opportunity for opposition. Instead of making plans for venting frustration over defeat, they should learn from this defeat, leaving behind the habit of negativity of the last nine years, if they move forward with positivity this session, the country will change its views towards them," he said.

"A new door could open for them. I am giving them advice even if they are in opposition," the Prime Minister told reporters outside the Parliament building. 

"Everyone's future is bright, there is no need to lose hope but please don't vent the frustration of the defeats suffered outside inside Parliament. There would be frustration and disappointment," he said. 

The Prime Minister was also welcomed inside the House with slogans of 'Baar Baar Modi Sarkar,' and 'Tisri Baar Modi Sarkar'.

The first day of the Winter session also saw the Lok Sabha proceeding adjourning till 12 noon after BSP member Danish Ali sought action against BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri for allegedly making derogatory remarks against him.

Meanwhile, the opposition parties said they will oppose any move to expel TMC MP Mahua Moitra. A report recommending TMC MP Mahua Moitra's expulsion is expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha. "We will oppose that such an expulsion. We have written a letter and we have been saying that the issues of Parliament should be dealt inside the Parliament," Congress leader and LoP in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury told reporters. 

Danish Ali MP too voiced his protest against the ethics committee report. "Mahua Moitra's deposition is incomplete. So, we are demanding a discussion at least in the House. We have also written to the Speaker about how can there be a suo-motu recommendation against a Member. Nobody is ready to abide by the rules and regulations," Ali added. 


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