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    10 ordinances, including triple talaq, were laid in the Rajya Sabha. The house has been adjourned for the day.

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    Parliament Session Live: “I wish you all the heartfelt good wishes to all of you during the next five years by calling upon them to dedicate themselves to the new-building of India and to carry out your duties with all sincerity.

    Jai Hind!”

    Kovind concludes the speech.
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    Parliament Session Live: Concluding his speech, Kovind says, “I am sure all of you members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, while performing their duties well as MPs, will make their invaluable contribution to achieve the ideals of the Constitution.”

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    Parliament Session Live: “I call upon all MPs to seriously consider the development-oriented proposal of ‘one nation – one election together'”: President kovind

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    Parliament Session Live: “India has demonstrated its intentions and capabilities by carrying out air strikes on terrorist targets across the border, first surgical strikes and then after pulwama attack. All possible steps will be taken to protect ourselves in future also”: President Kovind

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    Parliament Session Live: “Illegal immigrants are a threat to the security of the country, Kovind says. He adds that work is being carried out on the National Register of Citizens while security along the borders will be beefed up.

New Delhi: The fourth day of the budget session has begun with President Ram Nath Kovind’s customary address to the joint session of Parliament. Following which, the proceedings in both the Houses will start.

Kovind’s speech outlined the priorities of the Narendra Modi government for the next five years.

This Parliament session will continue till July 26.

On Wednesday, two-time MP from Rajasthan Om Birla was elected as the new Lok Sabha speaker. The has named Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury its leader in the 17th Lok Sabha, as party president Rahul Gandhi refused to accept the post.

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.

In this session, the first full Budget for 2019-20 will be presented, since in February the government had presented the interim budget. In the interim budget, the then Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced the increment in tax exemption limit and direct transfer of Rs 6000 to farmers who own two hectares of land or less.

The big ticket announcements helped the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to make a comeback with a record number of Lok Sabha seats.