Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the retiring Rajya Sabha today and thanked them for their services and wished them a bright future. He said that the house belonged to the people who add value to it, as it plays an important role for the country. He appreciated the MP’s and told everyone that they all had contributed to the parliament and also shared many of their experiences and wisdom. He expressed some sadness that they won’t be present when the Law pertaining to Triple Talaq is passed, but he said that his own office is open for everyone and he’d welcome any of their thoughts and suggestions if they share it with him.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader from the opposition said that the MAL’s who are leaving are just bidding farewell, since politicians never retire. He said that it was MP’s duty to keep the democracy of the country alive. Azad said that he and others are always going to raise their voices against the opposition.
And that the opposition raise their voices in support of the people of the country, like the poor farmers, and others who are vulnerable. He also pointed out that, contrary to belief, the role of the opposition is not to disrupt the house, but to, raise issues that matter to the citizens of the country.