Both the Houses of Parliament will take up the Motion of Thanks on the President's address on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of both Houses on June 20. While newly appointed BJP working president JP Nadda will open the debate in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi will lead the charge in Lok Sabha.
Addressing the newly-elected lawmakers of the 17th Lok Sabha as well as the members of the Rajya Sabha, President Kovind spoke about bumper poll verdict and the continuing the journey of development. “The people of the country have given a very clear mandate in the elections. After evaluating the government's first term, the citizens have given even stronger support for the second time. By doing so, the people of the country have mandated the development journey since 2014 to be unimpeded and fast-moving.”
He also hailed the women’s participation in the General Elections. “This time, women have voted in large numbers and their contributions have been almost equal to men.” Lauding the Centre’s new motto, President Kovind said that the “(Modi) government is constantly working for “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. He also said that efforts are on to better the citizens’ ‘Ease of Living’. Quoting Nobel Laureate Ravindra Nath Tagore, President Kovind said that the new India is moving forward to fulfil Tagore’s ideals: “Where people's minds are fear-free, and their head is high with self-respect.” “My government is moving ahead to create strong, secure and inclusive India,” President Kovind said. World standing with India on issue of terror, UN's declaration of Masood Azhar as global terrorist is the proof, President Kovind added.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will table the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha today. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is also likely to be introduced. On February 28, the union cabinet had approved 'The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019' and it was cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind.
The Parliament session will continue till July 26.