Gaurav Gogoi Criticizes President’s Speech, Alleges Crushing of Economic and Social Issues

National Desk, 31st January: Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi expressed strong criticism of President Droupadi Murmu’s address in Parliament, drawing parallels with the alleged suppression of democracy in Chandigarh’s mayor elections. Addressing reporters after the parliamentary session, Gogoi asserted that economic and social issues were sidelined in the President’s speech, suggesting an attempt to conceal the truth. He further accused the ruling BJP of benefiting those close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, predicting that the upcoming budget would continue favoring the ruling party.

Backdrop of President Murmu’s Address and Upcoming Budget

The Budget Session commenced with President Murmu addressing both houses in the new Parliament building. Her speech outlined hopes for fruitful discussions in the final assembly before the anticipated general elections. The attention now shifts to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, set to present the interim budget on February 1, providing insights into the government’s priorities.

Symbolism of the New Parliament Building

President Murmu began her speech highlighting the new Parliament building’s symbolism, representing ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’ (One India, Great India). She emphasized the structure’s embodiment of democratic and parliamentary traditions, aiming to set new precedents for the 21st century India.

Accolades for Achievements and Global Standing

Acknowledging significant achievements, President Murmu praised India’s economic growth, successful hosting of the G20 Summit, and commendable performance at the Asian Games in the past year. India’s status as the fastest-growing economy, reaching the south pole of the Moon, and hosting a successful G20 Summit were particularly highlighted.

Focus on Sporting Victories and National Development

The President underscored India’s sporting victories with over 100 medals at the Asian Games and the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel. The government’s commitment to poverty eradication and effective tax utilization for empowering diverse societal segments, including youth, women, farmers, and the economically disadvantaged, was reiterated. The upcoming budget is eagerly awaited for further insights into the government’s developmental agenda.

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