Parliament LIVE Updates: Gandhi will lead the Congress assault throughout debate on the Union Budget and can be the first speaker from his celebration in the dialogue probably to be taken up by Lok Sabha on Wednesday
Parliament LATEST Updates: Gandhi will lead the Congress assault throughout debate on the Union Budget and can be the first speaker from his celebration in the dialogue probably to be taken up by Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Rajya Sabha on Tuesday bid farewell to 4 retiring members of the Upper House with Deputy Chairman Harivansh heaping lavish reward on the chief of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, terming him a repository of wealthy experiences.
The veteran Congress chief and Nazir Ahmed Laway (PDP) will retire on 15 February whereas the phrases of Mir Mohammad Fayaz (PDP) and Shamsher Singh Manhas (BJP) will finish on 10 February.
“It was my fortune that I got to sit next to Ghulam Nabi Azad in the House. He has connected the entire country with Jammu and Kashmir. I have not come across a person like him who has such rich experiences. Have learnt a lot from his guidance, decency, conduct,” Harivansh mentioned.
Azad’s political stature is unparallel, he mentioned and added that the Congress chief has risen to such a place in nationwide politics from a block stage employee in Kashmir.
He appreciated him for the mammoth work in the well being sector like National Urban Health Mission and establishing of medical schools.
Retirement from the home is simply a brief factor and never a break in his chosen path of serving the nation, Harivansh mentioned.
Azad mentioned he’s amongst these fortunate individuals who by no means went Pakistan and feels proud to be a Hindustani Muslim.
He spoke for nearly 28 minutes, quoting a number of couplets and hoping for restoration of peace in Jammu and Kashmir and return of Kashmiri Pandits again to the valley.
Fayaz in his speech mentioned, “We work for this country. We have taken the flag of the country to villages. It hurts and saddens us when we are called anti-national by the media and others.”
He recalled his journey from Kupwara, close to Pakistan border and from the municipal committee there to Rajya Sabha and mentioned he labored for the mainstream and towards separatist calls.
He praised the federal government for the work in the areas of schemes like Ujjwala and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, each of whom had been current in the House, to “do justice to people to J&K” by restoring statehood and particular standing and thereby successful and strengthening their religion.
In his speech, Manhas mentioned: “I come from Kashmir, the mukat mani (crown jewel) of the country, and am sitting among others from the country. I have worked for this mukut mani and will work for it in the future too.”
He mentioned he has visited all components of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and learnt so much from Modi about conduct in public life.
Another retiring member Laway appealed for restoration of statehood in addition to rail connectivity.
He remembered his celebration chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who despatched him to this House and mentioned he developed a relationship with all of the members and other people as a result of he got here to Rajya Sabha.
He urged the prime minister and the house minister for human and different assets improvement work in Jammu & Kashmir saying they’ve to maintain the union territory as a result of now there would no illustration in the House from there.
Satish Chandra Misra (BSP) mentioned that the retiring members would “remain torch bearers for us in future and show us the way forward”.
He mentioned that if his Congress needs to bid farewell to Azad then in that case individuals would bid farewell to the celebration not him.
“It is not easy to lose Ghulam Nabi Azad,” he added.
Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) mentioned he couldn’t consider that Azad is retiring from Rajya Sabha.
He urged that since Azad has seen a protracted tenure from days of Indira Gandhi to Narendra Modi, he ought to write an autobiography titled “From Indira to Modi”.
He instructed the House that the Azad has very wealthy political expertise which could be very uncommon in politics. Addressing Azad, he mentioned that you’d by no means retire.
Raut additionally mentioned that there isn’t any dearth of leaders in the Congress, however “Azad Sahib, there are few leaders whom people know across the country”.
He added he wouldn’t bid farewell to Azad however watch for him to come again once more right here in the House.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale mentioned the title might be Ghulam (slave) however all remained Azad (free).
He mentioned that Azad will at all times be remembered as a result of “you are a large hearted person”.
He additionally mentioned that Azad ought to be elected once more to Rajya Sabha and if Congress doesn’t need that then he and his celebration RPI would do this. He added that Rajya Sabha wanted Azad again.
Abdul Wahab (IUML) thanked Azad for the “wonderful leadership” in the House.
Congress chief Anand Sharma mentioned Azad has a really lengthy and wealthy expertise in numerous ministries and states.
He additionally mentioned that Azad is the one individual in the celebration who remained normal secretary of all states at completely different factors of time together with Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Haryana.
Sharma termed Azad as very frank and hardworking. He mentioned that Azad was at all times of the view that one shouldn’t get private for ideology and there shouldn’t be bitterness on the premise of ideology.
He additionally mentioned that Azad has risen by way of the ranks and began from the underside and reached high place by working laborious not like in a single day rise of leaders of immediately.
Sharma mentioned Azad would play an necessary function in the elections of Jammu and Kashmir each time they’re held and would proceed to present his providers to the nation.
Sukhendu Sekhar Ray (TMC) lauded Azad’s nature and hoped his celebration renominates him and brings him again in the House.
A Navaneethakrishnan (AIADMK) mentioned J Jayalalithaa had requested him to work together with Azad and different leaders and he learnt so much from him.
Prasanna Acharya (BJD) mentioned Azad has the flexibility to befriend all people in the shortest doable time. He added Kashmir is in his coronary heart and thoughts and each time he speaks about Jammu and Kashmir, his feelings come out.
Tiruchi Siva (DMK) mentioned immediately was one of many painful moments as he had to communicate on the farewell of a member from the home. He mentioned due to the priority of Azad, he has developed friendship with everybody. “The house will be lacklustre in the coming days,” he mentioned, hoping he returns to the House quickly.
KR Suresh Reddy (TRS) and Y Vijaisai Reddy (YSR-CP) recalled their affiliation with Azad. Vijaisai Reddy wished that he might contribute his finest to the nation.
Ram Gopal Yadav (SP) mentioned Kashmir is gorgeous and it’s represented in the House by stunning individuals.
“Ghulam Nabi Azad acted as a bridge whenever there was a deadlock in the House. He is a very calm and polite person. I wonder who will fill the gap in the house. I wish he comes back to the house. This house will be poorer with Azads going. I hope he becomes chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir after its statehood is restored,” he mentioned.
Ram Chandra Prasad Singh (JDU) mentioned Azad has performed an incredible function in this home and wished him good.
Elamaram Kareem (CPM) mentioned as chief of opposition, Azad tried to unite the Opposition events but additionally united them the ruling events.
“As leader of opposition, he gave us perfect view. He always was a role model for all members. He is not just a leader of the Congress party, but of the entire country. I saw him roar like a lion on 5 August, 2019,” he mentioned, recalling the day when Article 370 was revoked in Jammu and Kashmir.
Manoj Kumar Jha (RJD) and Satish Chandra Misra (BSP) wished Azad good in the life.
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