New Delhi: PM Modi and other MPs took oath as Lok Sabha members on Monday on the first day of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha.

Earlier, addressing media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the Opposition should not bother about their numbers and should actively speak and participate in House proceedings.

He also said that there are new hopes and dreams with the beginning of the session as this Lok Sabha elections saw the highest number of women voters and women MPs.

He requested all parties to support the decisions of the government which are in favour of people and said that the party will try to uphold the dignity of the house in these five years.

He pointed out that “after several decades, a government has won an absolute majority for the second term. People have given us the chance to serve the country again. I request all the parties to support the decisions that are in favour of people.”

Paksh, vipaksh se zada nishpaksh ka spirit mehtv rakhta hai. Hum aane wale 5 saloon ke liye is sadan ki garima ko upar uthane ka prayas karenge,” said PM Modi.

He said he was happy at the number of women MPs this term. “I am happy that this new House has a high number of women MPs. My experience also suggests that when the Parliament functions smoothly, we are able to fulfil numerous aspirations of the people of India,” he said.

The first two days of the session of the Parliament will be used for administering the oath of office to all Lok Sabha MPs and the President will address a joint sitting of both Houses. The Union Budget will be introduced on July 5.

Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Virendra Kumar took oath as pro tem Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, at Rashtrapati Bhawan.