Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for adhering to Parliamentary norms and never venturing into the Well of the House.
“Today I want to appreciate two parties – NCP and BJD. These parties have wonderfully adhered to Parliamentary norms. They have never ventured into the well. Yet, they have made their points very effectively. Much can be learnt from these practices,” said Modi in the Rajya Sabha during the first day of its 250th session.
The Prime Minister also went on saying, ““Other parties including mine (BJP) can learn from them.”
“The Rajya Sabha is about checks and balance. This is absolutely essential for our democracy. Debates have to be many and effective. But, there is also a difference between checking and clogging and balance and blocking,” said the Prime Minister.
Modi said, “The Rajya Sabha gives an opportunity to those away from electoral politics to contribute to the nation and its development.”