Modi walks to Opposition benches, greets Sonia -

Modi walks to Opposition benches, greets Sonia

Credit: newindianexpress.com

  • About: 2 months ago
  • 8 views

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Opposition members, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in the Lok Sabha before the start of proceedings at the beginning of Parliament's monsoon session.

Modi, who came about five minutes before the house proceedings began, walked up to the Opposition benches and greeted leaders who were seated in the front row.

They included former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Leader of Congress in the House Mallikarjun Kharge, and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai, apart from Sonia Gandhi.

While he shook hands with Gowda, Yadav, Kharge and Thambidurai, he greeted Sonia Gandhi with folded hands. He also spoke to Kharge and Yadav briefly.

Seeing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in the second row, he also greeted them.

Soon after entering the house, Modi greeted the members with folded hands. Lok Janshakti Party member Ramchandra Paswan touched Modi's feet in a gesture of respect.

BJP members stood up when Modi entered the house and took their seats only after he had done so.

Earlier in the day, addressing the media, Modi urged all parties to work in the interest of the nation.

He expressed hope that all the parliamentarians would engage in quality debate during the over three-week long monsoon session in the interest of the nation.

"This monsoon session is very important in many ways as the country will elect its new President," Modi said after arriving at Parliament to cast his vote in the presidential poll.

Modi said: "GST shows the good that can be achieved when all parties come together and work for the nation. The GST spirit is about growing stronger together. I hope the same GST spirit prevails in the session."

He said like monsoon brings hope, "this session also brings same spirit of hope".

Follow Us on Twitter

Related stories with Modi walks to Opposition benches, greets Sonia

GMO-Z.com Securities obtains Thai securities business license -World News
GMO-Z.com Securities obtains Thai securities business license 2 months ago
FinanceFeeds - GMO-Z.com Securities (Thailand) Limited has obtained a securities business license type A and derivatives business license type Sor-1 from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand. The post GMO-Z.com Securities obtains Thai secur
The 'Game of Thrones' premiere was surprisingly hilarious -World News
The 'Game of Thrones' premiere was surprisingly hilarious 2 months ago
This post is dark and full of spoilers. Game of Thrones is a lot of things — but funny isn't usually one of them. But that all changed in "Dragonstone," the first episode of Season 7, which featured more laugh-out-loud moments than the show has ha
The next 'Doctor Who' had the perfect response to people not happy about her gender -World News
The next 'Doctor Who' had the perfect response to people not happy about her gender 2 months ago
The BBC has announced the next Doctor in Doctor Who will be — for the first time in its 54-year history — a woman, Jodie Whittaker from Broadchurch.  SEE ALSO: The next Doctor in 'Doctor Who' is a woman, and all the cool humans on the i
Man replaces lightsaber sound with Owen Wilson saying 'wow' and it's pure genius -World News
Man replaces lightsaber sound with Owen Wilson saying 'wow' and it's pure genius 2 months ago
Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, you'll recognize the iconic whooshing sound of a lightsaber. It's hard to imagine the films without it... until now. SEE ALSO: That 'Star Wars' Disney attraction that's going to take all your money has an official nam
Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages -World News
Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages 2 months ago
Indonesia has blocked popular messaging service Telegram, over concerns of radical groups using the encrypted platform to spread information in the Muslim-majority nation. The government blocked Telegram on the web last Friday, threatening to block the
Tell the world Aunt Flo is in town with this weirdly cute tampon nail art -World News
Tell the world Aunt Flo is in town with this weirdly cute tampon nail art 2 months ago
2017 has been, thus far, a pretty bold year for nail art. In the past few months alone, we've seen fidget spinner nail art, Mark Zuckerberg-inspired manicures, and now...tampon nails.  Because, why not? SEE ALSO: There's no period emoji. This campa
Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week -World News
Monday review – the hot 25 stories of the week 2 months ago
From the malware-scammed $14.3m lottery win and how secure is 2FA on your mobile to Pornhub pushing verification via social media, and more!
EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Quits to Join UK Broadcaster -World News
EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Quits to Join UK Broadcaster 2 months ago
The best CEOs know when to quit and Carolyn McCall’s decision to jump ship at a pivotal time for UK airlines is perhaps a sign that there might be tough times ahead. -Patrick Whyte
Dollar must go up more to kill foreign interest in Canadian real estate -World News
Dollar must go up more to kill foreign interest in Canadian real estate 2 months ago
A rising loonie is making Canadian real estate more expensive for foreign buyers but the increase might not be enough to scare them away.
How Atlantic Canada’s most powerful newspaper publisher plans to right his sinking ship -World News
How Atlantic Canada’s most powerful newspaper publisher plans to right his sinking ship 2 months ago
Mark Lever, chief executive of SaltWire Network, publisher of the Halifax Chronicle Herald and 34 other publications, is betting that size and scale will help save local journalism in the Maritimes
GJM supporters hold dharna demanding restoration of Internet -World News
GJM supporters hold dharna demanding restoration of Internet 2 months ago
The suspension of Internet services, which was imposed on June 18, have been extended till July 25, by the district administration.
Vote for ideology that binds India: Meira Kumar to lawmakers -World News
Vote for ideology that binds India: Meira Kumar to lawmakers 2 months ago
Kumar said she has requested the members of the collegium to heed the "inner voice of their conscience" as it is "pure and powerful".