Govt To Focus On Triple Talaq, NRC & One Nation, One Poll: President Kovind In Parliament
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint session of both the Houses at the Parliament today, during which he laid down the roadmap for the next five years as he discussed issues such as Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala, NRC, surgical strikes and One Nation, One Election.
President Kovind started his address by congratulating the voters, newly-elected lawmakers, security forces and the Election Commission. “In this Lok Sabha more than half MPs are first-time lawmakers, the number of women MPs is at an all-time high of 78. This is unprecedented. It represents a New India,” he said.
Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind begins his address of the joint session of both the Houses at the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/hcqauYbyxZ
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“In this Lok Sabha elections, more than 61 crore citizens cast their vote and set a new record. The people of India gave a clear mandate. The government is working for ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” he added.
Highlighting the current water crisis in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind says that the government has taken cognizance of the issue. He hailed the formation of the Jal Shakti ministry, calling it a decisive step towards countering the crisis.
He further said that investment is being made to strengthen rural India and to increase the productivity of the agricultural sector. “Another Rs 25 lakh crore will be invested in the coming years,” he added.
Highlighting women’s empowerment as one of the highest priorities of the government, President Kovind said, “To ensure equal rights for every sister and daughter in the country, eradication of practices like Triple Talaq and nikah halala is necessary. I would request all members to extend their support to these efforts to make the lives of our sisters and daughters more dignified and improved.”
President Kovind further stressed that there will be zero tolerance for corruption. “The campaign against black money will be carried forth at a faster pace, in the last two years, 4 lakh 25 thousand directors have been disqualified and 3 lakh 50 thousand dubious companies have been registered.”
The President also raises the contentious issues of the National Register for Citizens (NRC). “Foreigners entering India illegally are a great threat to internal security. My government has decided that the process of the NRC will be implemented on a priority basis in areas facing the infiltration problem.”
Lastly, in his concluding remarks, President Kovind stated that the need of the day is to bring in a “one nation one election system” so that the “country can grow faster”.