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May ‘temple of democracy’ continue strengthening India’s development trajectory: PM on new Parliament building

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described the new Parliament building as a “temple of democracy” and wished that it continues to strengthen India’s development trajectory and empower millions.

Modi, who had urged people to share a video of the new building on Twitter with the hashtag ‘MyParliamentMyPride’, also noted that through very emotional voiceovers people are conveying a spirit of pride that the nation is getting a new Parliament which will keep working to fulfill people’s aspirations with more vigour.

Tagging a tweet by Union minister Hardeep Puri lauding the new Parliament building, Modi said on Twitter, “May this Temple of Democracy continue strengthening India’s development trajectory and empowering millions.”

He used the ‘My Parliament My Pride’ tag along with his tweet. The prime minister also re-tweeted several people’s posts with the video of the new Parliament building and their voiceovers.

In another tweet, Modi said, “Several people are expressing their joy on #MyParliamentMyPride. Through very emotional voice-overs they are conveying a spirit of pride that our nation is getting a new Parliament which will keep working to fulfill people’s aspirations with more vigour.”

Modi on Friday had said the new Parliament building will make every Indian proud, as he posted a video of the newly-constructed complex on Twitter and urged people to share it on the social media platform with the hashtag ‘MyParliamentMyPride’.

Modi had also urged people to share the video with their voiceover.

The new Parliament building will be inaugurated on Sunday and the ceremony will begin with an early morning havan and a multi-religion prayer followed by a formal opening in the Lok Sabha by Modi.

The video shared by Modi gives a virtual tour of the new building including the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

As many as 25 parties are expected to attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building even as 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott the event.

Officials said the havan will be held outside the new building around 7 am and the ceremonial sceptre Sengol will be handed over to Modi by the high priests of the Shaivite order.

The Sengol will be installed near the chair of the Speaker in the new Parliament building.

Former vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh among others are expected to be present during the formal inauguration of the new complex.

The triangular-shaped four-storey Parliament building has a built-up area of 64,500 sqm. The building has three main gates — Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar, and Karma Dwar.

Accomplishments were possible because people elected stable govt: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has completed nine years in office, on Saturday said accomplishments had been possible because the people elected a stable government which delivered on key promises.

Modi’s remarks came in response to many netizens hailing the government’s performance on social media as his tenure completed nine years on Friday.

“Since morning, I am seeing many Tweets on #9YearsOfModiGovernment in which people are highlighting what they have appreciated about our Government since 2014. It is always humbling to receive such affection and it also gives me added strength to work even harder for the people,” Modi said on Twitter.

In response to a Twitter user’s praise for his government, Modi said, “We have covered much ground in the last 9 years and we want to do even more in the times to come so that we can build a strong and prosperous India in the Amrit Kaal.”

“Our accomplishments have been possible because the people of India have elected a stable government which has been able to deliver on key promises. This unparalleled support is a source of great strength,” Modi said in response to another tweet hailing his government’s performance in the last nine years.

The NDA government has made numerous efforts to transform lives and add momentum to India’s development journey, the prime minister said.

Responding to a specific tweet praising the government’s initiatives in the infrastructure sector, Modi said, “You have highlighted key infrastructure and ‘Ease of Living’ projects which have been very impactful at the grassroots level.”

“I am truly humbled to have got the opportunity to fulfill the aspirations of 140 crore Indians,” he said in another tweet.

The BJP on Friday had highlighted the achievements of nine years of the NDA government and said the country has witnessed “all-round development and inclusive growth” under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The nine years of the Modi government were dedicated to bring about development, which is “inclusive, progressive and sustainable”, the party had said.

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