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Budget Session: Modi Govt Working For 'New India', Says President Kovind; Lauds GST, Surgical Strike
Presenting a virtual report card of the Modi government’s tenure, President Ram Nath on Thursday highlighted its various development works and commitment to social justice, as he asserted it has worked to build a “New India” after assuming power in 2014 when the nation was passing through “uncertain times”. In his address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the beginning of the Budget Session, Kovind also referred to the contentious Rafale deal, saying that the Indian Air Force will welcome the ultra-modern fighter aircraft in the coming months to strengthen its strike capability after a gap of many decades. The President’s address, which reflects the government’s view, assumes significance as it comes ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, expected to be held in April-May.