Budget 2016: President stands for debate, discussions
New Delhi : On the first day of Budget session, President Pranab Mukherjee urged all MPs to co-operate in smooth run of the session.
Hitting out at frequent disruptions and obstructions, he asked to focus on debate and discussions.
In speech, he chose to miss out on controversial matters like the unrest in the JNU or Hyderabad University or the reservation agitation in Haryana.
"Our Parliament reflects the supreme will of the people. Democratic temper calls for debate and discussion, and not disruption of obstruction.”
"My government will constantly strive for smooth and constructive conduct of Parliamentary business. I urge all Members of Parliament to discharge their solemn responsibilities in a spirit of cooperation and mutual accommodation. Let us all collectively endeavour to build a flourishing and prosperous India," he said.
"Let noble thoughts come from all directions, should be the spirit behind the debate in this temple of democracy. Being a member of this great institution bestows great honour as well as important responsibilities," Mukherjee said.
Railway Budget will be presented by Suresh Prabhu on February 24, 2016.