New Delhi, Jan 31: Before the presentation of the Union Budget 2017, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday addressed the joint session of the Parliament. Pranab Mukherjee referred to as government’s decision to advance Budget and merger of Railway budget with general budget historic moves. In his address, the President lauded people’s participation in initiatives like Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Pranab Mukherjee conjointly hailed citizens for their support within the fight against black money and corruption. Pranab Mukherjee also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government for the demonetization move to fight black money and terror financing.
President Pranab Mukherjee Hails Modi Govt On Demonetisation & Surgical Strikes:-
Hon. President Pranab Mukherjee said the govt. is making policies for welfare of the people of all sections of the society. The President mentioned schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana in his address to members of both the houses. Hence the govt. is working towards the empowerment of the women in our country, said the President.
“My government welcomes a constructive debate on concurrent conduct of elections to Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies. Funding of elections to eradicate misuse of money power additionally needs to debated,” he said.
He additional said that many initiatives to provide healthcare to all, as well as an immunization programme that helped 55 lakh children.
“My government has taken many initiatives within the healthcare sector. Basically to make it affordable for the poor section. Mission Indradhanush is one of them that has so far helped 55 lakh children get immunised against many diseases,” he said.
He additionally hailed the nation for declaring “over 1.4 lakh villages, 450 cities, 77 districts and 3 states as open defecation free”.
Observing that financial inclusion was the key to poverty alleviation. Mukherjee said near 13 crore poor covered under various social security schemes of the Narendra Modi government.
Mukherjee further said the “favourable monsoon” supplemented by “farmer-oriented schemes” of the govt has resulted in increased crop yields.
The Budget Session can take a break from February 9, reconvene on March 9 and end on Apr 12.
President Pranab Mukherjee Hails Modi Govt On Demonetisation :-
Touching on the demonetization decision, the President said the resilience and forbearance demonstrated by the countrymen particularly the poor. Recently in the fight against black money and corruption, is remarkable.
Later again, referring to the issue, he said, “My Government has taken bold choices within the interest of the poor.”
President Pranab Mukherjee Hails Modi Govt On Surgical Strike:-
India — under Prime Minister Narendra Modi — crossed the line of control in additional ways than one on september 29, 2016. The military conducted surgical strikes on terrorist launchpads across the line of control. After a terrorist attack on a military camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir claimed the lives of 19 jawans. The strikes were wide hailed by as a strong retaliation and the Army’s new chief General Bipin Rawat said that it’s ready to use the tactic again if required.
As a nation we regained our self-respect and self-esteem. Whether it was the attack on the Indian parliament, 26/11, the Mumbai train explosions, Pathankot or Uri. Each time we were gripped a way of helplessness and hopelessness. The surgical strikes have rid us of that strange, almost embarrassed feeling of emasculated as a nation.