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Massive embarrassment for Rahul Gandhi as the President Ram Nath Kovind slams the Congress party!

A Slam on the face of Congress leaders as the President spoke in the Budget Session today, 29th of January 2018. The President was addressing the joint sitting of two Houses of Parliament marking the start of the Budget session. He says…

Empowerment not appeasement of minorities is our mantra!

President Ram Nath Kovind said he hopes the Parliament will soon pass the bill to ban instant triple talaq. Adding, the President said 2018 is an important year for realizing a dream of new India.

Speaking on Instant talaq, he said, “Muslim women’s honor was a victim of political upmanship”. Now the country has the opportunity to free them from this situation. “My government tabled a bill on Triple Talaq in Parliament and I hope it will become a law soon. After the law comes into force, the Muslim daughter and sister can live a life free of fear and dignity”, he said.

The President said that Aadhaar has helped in securing the rights of the poor by eliminating middlemen. “With help of Aadhaar, facilities are reaching poor beneficiaries directly without involvement of middlemen. Digital transactions are being done for over 400 policies of present govt. This has saved over Rs 57,000 Crore from going into wrong hands,” he said.

He said 2.70 lakh Common Service Centers have been set up across the nation which will provide digital service at low rates for various services even in the far off remote areas. He also said that the Government is committed to double the income of farmers by the year 2022.

The President said in the electronic manufacturing sector, there are now over 113 mobile phone companies working in the country.

“There were only two mobile manufacturing companies in India in 2014,” he said. “Through this, the numbers of youths across the country are getting more opportunities of employment,” he added.

The President hailed the Prime Minister’s Rural Digital Literacy Programme, saying the government has started the world’s largest digital literacy programme in the country. “Under this programme, the government has been able to make over one crore people digitally literate,” he added.

He also said that the government has extended its ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ scheme from 161 districts to 640 districts in the country. “The government has now amended the Maternity Bill by which the women can get ‘paid leave’ of up to 26 weeks instead of 12 weeks. Now the women can spend more time with their new born babies,” he added.

President said to bring everyone closer to development; work under ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana’ is being done speedily. “In 2014 only 56 per cent villages were connected to roads, today more than 82 per cent villages have road connectivity with the majority being in remote areas,” he said.

President Kovind said, “Our nation is the youngest nation. My Government started Start Up India, Stand Up India, Skill India and Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana to help the youth of the country to realize their dreams and make them self-employed.”

President Kovind said that the Government has increased minimum wage of labourers by more than 40 per cent.

The President said that the country’s fight against corruption is continuing. He said, “In the past one year, registration of about 350,000 suspicious companies has been cancelled.”

The President said after Independence while only 76 Airports were connected to Commercial flights, under ‘Udaan’ 56 Airports and 31 Helipads are being connected to commercial flights within 15 months only.

The President appreciated the soldiers and offered condolences to those who lost their lives in action. “Jammu and Kashmir Police, defence and paramilitary forces are working together to fight terrorism in J&K,” he said.

“It’s a matter of pride for us that UNESCO recognized Kumbh Mela as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’. UNESCO also designated Ahmedabad as ‘Heritage City’. Chennai was included in the list of Creative Cities by UNESCO.” President Ram Nath Kovind said.

Source: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/290118/hope-parliament-will-pass-triple-talaq-bill-says-president-kovind.html
https://english.manoramaonline.com/in-depth/union-budget-2018/2018/01/29/president-kovind-address-parliament-bjp.html


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