New Delhi, March 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, March 3, addressed the Lok Sabha, during which he gave fresh proposals and said that in 14 years, he has learned to live with criticism.
PM Modi took on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for taking a jibe at 'Make In India' scheme, while calling the scheme is meant for the people of India.
1:27 pm: PM Narendra Modi concludes his speech in the Lok Sabha.
Here is what he said in his over 60-minute speech:
"I am new, I need co-operation and help to bring development to this nation. Lets work shoulder to shoulder", PM said before concluding his speech.
"Accountability needs to be increased. And I can't do this by myself. You (opposition) are experienced and I need your support", said PM.
"It is necessary that executives need to be accountable. No one is less than the PM", PM Modi said.
In an apparent attack over Rahul Gandhi, PM said, "some people grow in terms of age only and not in terms of their wisdom or understanding."
In a scathing attack at Congress, PM said, "No one will deny that if Congress would have helped the poor in 60 years, the poor wouldn't still be facing trouble."
"When Parliament sessions are not functional, the nation suffers and more than that the MPs suffer because they can't discuss issues", PM Modi said.
"House is a place where debates are to take place, but if boundaries are maintained during a debate then it is fruitful", he said, while adding that this is not something I am saying, this has been said by former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
While saying hindering debate in the House is very counter-productive, PM said, "Bills that are to be passed are for the people. They are for freeing the system from middlemen", while referring to the former Speaker of the Lok Sabha Somnath Chatterjee.
PM also appealed the Opposition to help pass important bills in both Houses of Parliament, while stressing on the passing of GST bill.
"Saying all this because people must know that bills have been passed here but have been stopped thereafter", he said.
"Bills that are to be passed are for the people of the nation. They are for eliminating the middlemen", he further stated.
"Opposition doesn't let us speak out of an inferiority complex, so that the nation can't see our views & skills", Modi said.
Two proposals that PM Modi gave were:
8th March is International Women's Day & maybe that day only women members should speak in the Parliament.
We can also set time where only first time MPs can speak. This will bring a fresh perspective to the proceedings.
Here are some of PM Modi's previous speeches in Lok Sabha: