New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized that the commencement of the Winter Session of Parliament presents a crucial opportunity for opposition parties to engage constructively, urging them to avoid venting their frustrations over recent assembly poll defeats within the House.
Speaking to the media outside Parliament as the Session began, PM Modi stressed the importance of cooperation among all members for the effective functioning of the House. He encouraged productive discussions and constructive debates throughout the session.
"In light of the country's rejection of negativity, this is a significant chance for my colleagues in the opposition. We appeal for everyone's cooperation. Instead of dwelling on their defeat in assembly elections, they should learn from it and discard the prevailing negativity of the past nine years, approaching this session with a positive mindset," PM Modi stated.
Highlighting the Parliament as a cornerstone of democracy crucial for fulfilling public aspirations and fortifying India's development, he termed the assembly poll results as encouraging for those dedicated to public welfare and the nation's prosperous future.
"The mandate reflects good governance and a commitment to public welfare, rendering the term 'anti-incumbency' irrelevant. It signifies 'pro-incumbency,' 'good governance,' 'transparency,' or 'concrete plans for public welfare.' This remarkable public mandate sets the stage for our gathering in this new temple of Parliament," PM Modi added.
The recent assembly elections witnessed a BJP surge in the Hindi heartland, clinching significant victories in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan, surprising both opponents and some pollsters who had anticipated closely contested races.
The election outcomes, particularly the losses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, dealt a substantial blow to the Congress's aspirations for 2024, now finding itself out of power across a significant portion of the Hindi heartland.
Contrary to certain poll predictions, the BJP secured a dominant position in Rajasthan with 115 seats, while the Congress trailed with 69 seats. In Chhattisgarh, out of the 90 assembly constituencies, the BJP claimed 54 seats compared to the Congress's 35.