Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the opposition that their words will be taken seriously by the government despite the NDa’s numerical advantage in Parliament. The Prime Minister was speaking outside the Parliament moments before the beginning of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha.
“The role of an opposition and an active opposition is important in a Parliamentary democracy. The opposition need not bother about their numbers. Whatever numbers opposition parties may have got from the people, we will take their every word seriously. I hope they speak actively and participate in house proceedings,” said the Prime Minister.
Further stressing on the need to work with the opposition, the PM said, “When we come to Parliament, we should forget ‘Paksh’ (The Treasury) and ‘Vipaksh’ (The Opposition). We should think about issues with a ‘Nishpaksh’ (objective) spirit and work in the larger interest of the nation.
“My experience also suggests that when the Parliament functions smoothly, we are able to fulfil numerous aspirations of the people of India,” he added. He also said that there are new hopes and dreams with the beginning of the session as this Lok Sabha elections saw the highest number of women voters and women MPs.
He requested all parties to support the decisions of the government which are in favour of people and said that the party will try to uphold the dignity of the house in these five years.