Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the self-confidence of India as at an all-time high and described as a positive sign by Modi as it usually bring an impetus for development. Delivering his final Lok Sabha speech before the 2019 elections as the sixteenth session of the Parliament drew to a close today, he that the Lok Sabha has passed stringent laws against corruption, black money and spoke about the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
During the speech, Modi thanked Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for her role in conducting the Lok Sabha proceedings. He praised her leadership and said eight of 17 sessions of this Lok Sabha had over 100 per cent productivity. The overall productivity was recorded at over 85 per cent.He expressed happy over large number women participation in Lok Sabha, with as many as 44 women members and also among in the cabinet with key ministeries.
He also attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi by mocking the latter’s claim that there would be an earthquake of he (Rahul) is allowed to speak. Modi jovially commented that no earthquake struck the government in the last five years.
He pitched for a majority government, saying the country’s image had enhanced globally due to the electoral mandate enjoyed by the current dispensation. He said India suffered globally for long due to fractured mandates.But now it is taken seriously in the global arena because of the majority government, he said.
The PM maintained that neither he nor External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are responsible for India’s enhanced image globally. He said the credit goes to the majority the government enjoys in Lok Sabha. The credit, he said, goes to the people of the country.
Referring to the achievements of his government, he said, India has become the 6th largest economy and is fast moving towards being a USD 5 trillion economy.The 16th Lok Sabha passed 203 bills out of 219 introduced, including one on curbing black money.