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Down The Memory Lane: From Emergency To Parliament Attack; MPs Recall Moments With Heavy Heart

Parliament session began on Monday and speaker Om Birla initiated by saying "today is the last day in this historic building."

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Sep 18, 2023 16:09 IST
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New Delhi: Parliament session began on Monday and speaker Om Birla initiated by saying “today is the last day in this historic building.” Followed by that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rose to address the MPs called for a special session for next five days.

While delivering their speeches, the PM and the Opposition walked through significant events in the history, including the Emergency by Indira Gandhi and quoting Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying ‘sarkarein banengi, bigdenge, ye desh rehna chahiye, loktantra rehna chahiye.'”

He mentioned that it is this Parliament where Pandit Nehru spoke at ‘stroke of midnight hour’ which continues to inspire everyone. PM Modi said ‘the Parliament cried for Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri when they died while serving their tenure.

Prime Minister mentioned that there are over 7,500 members who have contributed to both Houses thus far. He added that out of them, there are 600 women MPs, enhanching the dignity of both Houses. He added that the number of women MPs joining the Parliament only increased with time.

Taking turn to speak in the House, Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury remembered Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and also mentioned the protests that the Oppostion has done in the old Parliament building.

We Protested Here: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury 

Beginning with remembering Nehru, Chowdhury said he enjoyed a massive majority in the Parliament. Even the Speaker bell would ring for Jawaharlal Nehru when he exceeded his time limit while making speeches in the Parliament, this shows that no one is beyond Parliament’s derogative, that was Nehru’s contribution to the development of Parliamentary democracy in India.

Taking a jibe at the Centre, the Congress leader said, “There were discussions going on about Chandrayaan, I want to say that in 1946, under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Atomic Research Committee was formed. From there, we moved forward and developed ISRO in 1964.”

First published on: Sep 18, 2023 02:39 PM IST

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