New Delhi: Outgoing Chairman Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday asked the parties to rise above party politics in the interest of the country and work for the welfare of the people.
in that the farewell Addressing MPs in the Central Hall of ParliamentKovind emphasized the value of peace and harmony and said that people have a right to protest and pressurize them to pursue their goals, but their methods should be Gandhian.
“Like any family, this parliamentary family is bound to have differences; There will be different views on how to proceed. But we remain one family, and the interest of the nation is our top priority,” Kovind said, adding, “Political processes operate through the mechanism of party organisations, but parties must rise above a partisan approach and One should consider what is good, necessary for common man and woman, with the spirit of first nation.
The President said that differences do occasionally arise but such differences can be resolved peacefully and amicably through dialogue. “There are many constitutional avenues open to citizens and political parties, including protest. After all, our Father of the Nation used the weapon of Satyagraha for that purpose. But he was equally concerned about the other side. Citizens have the right to protest to press for their demands, but it should always be in a peaceful Gandhian mould,” said the outgoing president.
His remarks assume significance at a time when parliamentary proceedings are often disrupted due to opposition protests on several issues.
The President said that he will always be grateful to the people of India and for giving them the opportunity to serve the country as President. “We must acknowledge that though much has been achieved, much remains to be done to raise the standard of living of the marginalized people. The country is slowly but surely making dreams come true Dr. AmbedkarKovind said.
The President said that he grew up in a mud house, but now very few children live in thatched thatched houses. “More and more poor people are shifting to pucca homes, partly with direct support from the government. Our sisters and daughters walking for miles to fetch drinking water are becoming a thing of the past, as it is our endeavor that every household gets tap water. ,” He added.
Elected President Draupadi Murmu Will take oath as the 15th President of India on Monday.