Parliament Winter Session: PM Modi welcomes VP Dhankar as Rajya Sabha chairman, calls him ‘Kisan Putra’

PM Modi welcomes VP Dhankar as Rajya Sabha chairman
Image source: India TV PM Modi welcomes VP Dhankar as Rajya Sabha chairman

Parliament Winter Session: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday welcomed Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who is presiding over the Rajya Sabha proceedings for the first time as ex-officio Chairman. Speaking in the Upper House on the first day of the winter session, the PM lauded Dhankhar for reaching heights in his life by working hard.

I congratulate the Chairman on behalf of the House and on behalf of the nation. You have reached this point by moving forward in life amid struggles, it is an inspiration for many people in the country. You are adding to the glory of this glorious post in the House. PM Modi said.

PM Modi called VP Dhankar a ‘farmer’s son’

He also called VP Dhanjhar a “farmer’s son” who studied in a military school. Thus, he is closely associated with “soldiers and farmers”. Besides this, PM Modi also said that President Draupadi hails from the Murmu tribal community and that her predecessor Ram Nath Kovind also belonged to marginalized sections of the society.

The Prime Minister also said that the winter session is being held at a time when India is embarking on a journey of ‘Amrit Kaal’ and assuming the chairmanship of the G-20 grouping.

India’s Parliament will be the torchbearer of the world: PM Modi

He further claimed that the country’s Parliament would be a world leader in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with ease and responsibility. He said, “The Rajya Sabha is the biggest strength of the country. Many of our prime ministers have served as members of the Rajya Sabha.”

It is to be noted here that the winter session of the Parliament is starting today (December 7), which will have a total of 17 working days. The session, which will continue till December 19, has been delayed by a month due to the Gujarat Assembly election schedule.

(with inputs from agencies)

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