In his very final address in the Lok Sabha ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the last day of the Budget session, expressed his delight that his BJP-led NDA government was the first ever with full majority since the independence to not have 'Congress gotra'.
Addressing the lower house of the parliament on its final working day as the much-awaited poll looms, the Prime Minister was proud of the fact that his party was the only one in India's post-independence history to attain full majority and form government.
"Almost after three decades, a full majority government was formed. For the first time since independence, a full majority government without 'Congress gotra' was formed. Without Congress gotra, the first government to have formed was the coalition under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. And without Congress gotra, the first government to have formed with full majority was in 2014," he said in his address.
Though, for the rest of his speech, PM Modi limited his words regarding the good work done by his government in the last five years. He was humongously proud with the fact the 16th Lok Sabha had the highest women representation since independence.
Another interesting observation from the Prime Minister's final Lok Sabha speech of his present tenure was his response to fellow parliamentarian Mulayam Singh Yadav. The former Uttar Pradesh CM had earlier in the day lavished praise on PM Modi, and backed him to return to power again.
"I want to congratulate the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, you have worked for everyone. This is absolutely correct, whenever I said anything opposite, you corrected it. I really appreciate and respect you for considering everyone......And it is my wish along with the parliament that you should win again. This is my wish. We want you to become the prime minister once again," the Samajwadi Party patron said.
The Prime Minister responded to him in kind, thanking him for his comments and promised to continue the good work if he becomes the PM again after the 2019 elections.