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Modi Govt took historic decisions on CAA, Article 370, Triple talaq : President Kovind

President also said the maturity with which the people of India responded to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi case is appreciable

New Delhi: President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the people of our country have given a historic mandate to the Narendra Modi government for developing a new India. While addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Kovind said the central government has taken strong steps to make this decade India’s decade.

Highlighting the Modi government in his joint address, President Kovind said the government took historic decisions on the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA), Article 370, triple talaq, among other issues of national importance.

Speaking about the CAA, President Kovind said during the time of Independence Mahatma Gandhi had said that if Hindus and other religious minorities from Pakistan want to come to India, they will be welcomed. Kovind also said the government’s decision of bringing in the CAA will help these people. He said India should not ignore the recent attacks on Sikhs in Nankanasahib in Pakistan and must highlight such atrocities against religious minorities in Pakistan at the international level.

While speaking on the role of Parliament, President Kovind said the Constitution expects every Member of Parliament to fulfill the hopes of citizens and make necessary laws for them while keeping national interest paramount.

President Kovind said the Modi government believes that having open discussion strengthens a democracy. “But, any form of violence in the name of agitation weakens society and nation.”

President also said the maturity with which the people of India responded to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi case is appreciable.

“I am happy to say that from the past seven months, Parliament has set new records. In the first session of this Lok Sabha, the House set a new record on the business conducted in the House,” Kovind said.

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