Parliament | President Murmu addressed both the houses, said in her speech- many voting records were broken in Kashmir, the valley gave a befitting reply to the enemies of the country

President Draupadi Murmu was welcomed by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the Parliament House on Thursday. On this occasion, an official was carrying a ‘scepter’ (sengool) in his hand. The President is going to address a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament after the formation of the 18th Lok Sabha and the formation of a new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. The President was given a guard of honour in the Parliament House courtyard and Dhankhar, Modi, Birla and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju took her to the Lok Sabha chamber.

President Draupadi Murmu congratulated the newly elected members of the 18th Lok Sabha in her address. President Draupadi Murmu congratulated the Election Commission for successfully organising the Lok Sabha elections. President Murmu said in her address that many voting records were broken in Kashmir, the valley gave a befitting reply to the enemies of the country. President Murmu further said that the Union Budget will be a forward-looking document, reforms will be taken forward rapidly.

Addressing the joint session of both the Houses of Parliament, President Draupadi Murmu said, “After six decades, a stable government with full majority has been formed in the country. People have expressed confidence in this government for the third time. People know that only this government can fulfill their aspirations… The 18th Lok Sabha is a historic Lok Sabha in many ways. This Lok Sabha was formed in the early years of the Amrit period. This Lok Sabha will also witness the 56th year of adoption of the Constitution of the country… In the upcoming sessions, this government is going to present the first budget of its tenure. This budget will be an effective document of the far-reaching policies of the government and its vision for the future. Along with major economic and social decisions, many historic steps will also be seen in this budget…”

President Draupadi Murmu addressed the joint session of both the houses of Parliament. She said, “On behalf of crores of countrymen, I want to express my gratitude to the Election Commission of India. This was the world’s largest election… Decades old records of voting in Jammu and Kashmir have been broken. For the last 4 decades, there has been low voting in Kashmir amid shutdowns and strikes. India’s enemies propagated this as Kashmir’s opinion on international forums. But this time the Kashmir Valley has given a befitting reply to all such forces…”

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