Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to respond to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. President Droupadi Murmu had addressed the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on January 31, marking the commencement of the Budget Session.
PM Modi already responded to the Motion of Thanks in Lok Sabha on Monday, expressing optimism about the upcoming elections. He projected that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would secure 400 seats, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) individually winning 370 seats in the next term.
During his Lok Sabha address, PM Modi highlighted the achievements of his government, including the construction of the Ram Temple and the abrogation of Article 370. He emphasized the empowerment of women through initiatives like the Nari Shakti Adhiniyam and cited the completion of long-pending projects.
In his words, “A Ram Temple of Lord Ram was built which will continue to give new energy to the great tradition of India. Now the third term of our government is not far. Maximum 100 days left. The whole country is saying that ‘Abki baar 400 paar.’ I don’t go into numbers, but I can see the mood of the country. It will make the NDA cross 400, and BJP will get 370 seats.”
The Rajya Sabha is set to engage in a general discussion on the Union Interim Budget 2024-25 and the Interim Budget on Jammu and Kashmir 2024-25 after PM Modi’s address. Additionally, several Members of Parliament will table reports and statements related to various committees and ministries, covering topics like regulation of weights and measures, transformation of fair price shops, and the status of coal import trends and self-reliance in the coal sector.
The Budget Session, which began on January 31, is scheduled for eight sittings over 10 days, with a potential conclusion on February 9.