Mumbai: The world is eyeing India and hopes that India will contribute to the betterment of our planet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in response to the President’s address to the Rajya Sabha.
PM Modi also said that India is a young and enthusiastic country of opportunities and will not let the opportunities go away.
“The whole world is grappling with many challenges. Who would have thought that mankind would face such conditions? The world is eyeing India. There are expectations from India and a belief that India will contribute to it. The betterment of our planet,” he said.
“India is truly a country of opportunities. We are looking forward to many opportunities, so a nation that is young, full of passion and a nation that is trying to make dreams come true, with a resolve, will never let these opportunities pass,” he added.
He further thanked the MPs for expressing their views and enriching the discussions.
He said, “In the Rajya Sabha, more than 50 MPs have expressed their invaluable views on various subjects for more than 13 hours. I thank all MPs for enriching these discussions.”
As soon as the Prime Minister made his speech, Trinamool Congress MPs walked out. The marathon debate in the Rajya Sabha was attended by 50 speakers from 25 political parties, who were involved in a three-day discussion, on a vote of thanks to the President’s address on Friday.
The discussion was one of the longest such debates with high participation of members, said officials. Eighteen members from BJP, seven of Congress and 25 from other parties had participated in the debate