President Droupadi Murmu commended the Modi government's significant reforms over the past decade in her address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the new Parliament building, Murmu highlighted the realization of the centuries-old desire to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya and the resolution of apprehensions over the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
She emphasized the completion of long-awaited projects and milestones in the last 10 years. Murmu celebrated the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, stating that after centuries of anticipation, Ram Lalla now resides in a grand temple.
Addressing the concerns over the removal of Article 370, Murmu stated that they have become history, and there is now an environment of peace and security in Jammu and Kashmir. She noted the decrease in incidents of insurgency in the Northeast and highlighted the establishment of a strict law against triple talaq.
Murmu also applauded the Indian economy's positive trajectory, moving away from being among the 'fragile five' and witnessing progress in the right direction. She cited NITI Aayog's data, stating that nearly 25 crore people have come out of poverty in the last 10 years.
The president emphasized good governance, transparency, and the continuous effort to make it easier to do business in India. She highlighted the government's commitment to empowering MSMEs and small entrepreneurs, acknowledging the reduction of inflation from double digits to within 4 percent. Murmu congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of the women's reservation bill.
The address touched on various aspects, showcasing the government's focus on development, economic reforms, and social initiatives over the past decade.
(With Agency Inputs)