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P20 Summit ‘mahakumbh’ of parliamentary practices of the world, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the P20 Summit in Delhi on Friday. ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that ninth G20 Parliamentary Audio system’ Summit, additionally known as P20, is the ‘mahakumbh’ of parliamentary practices of the world.

Addressing the two-day summit in New Delhi, PM Modi stated, “I welcome you at the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20) on behalf of 140 crore Indians. This Summit is like a ‘mahakumbh’ of parliamentary practices from across the world.”

He stated it is a festive season in India, however this time, G20 maintained the joy of festive season all year long.

“Across the year, we hosted G20 delegates in different cities of India. Because of this, there was an environment of festivity in those cities. After that, India landed on the Moon which increased the celebration,” stated the Prime Minister.

PM Modi stated P20 Summit is being held on the land of India, which is the mom of democracy, the world’s greatest democracy.

“This summit is also a medium to celebrate the power of the people of our country… Parliaments across the world are an important place for debate and deliberations…,” he stated.

Speaking in regards to the elections in India, PM Modi stated India’s parliamentary procedures have seen continued reforms over the time and these procedures have strengthened.

“In India, general elections are considered the biggest festival. Since independence, India has seen 17 general elections and more than 300 state assembly elections. India conducts not only the biggest election but the participation of people has been continuously increasing. The 2019 general elections in India was the largest election exercise in human history – more than 600 million voters took part in this exercise. 70 per cent of voter turnout in the 2019 election shows the faith of people in parliamentary practices in India. In 2019, more than 600 political parties took part in the general elections,” he stated.

He additionally invited all of the delegates current on the summit to go to India to witness the overall elections early subsequent yr.

“India has been using EVMs for over 25 years now to increase transparency and efficiency during elections. In 2024, during the general elections, around 100 crore or 1 billion voters are going to cast their votes. I invite all the delegates to visit India to witness the next general elections,” stated PM Modi.

He stated that right this moment India promotes ladies’s participation in each sector and has put aside 33 per cent reservation for ladies in Parliament and state legislative assemblies as properly.

“India has decided to provide 33 per cent  reservation to women in Parliament and state legislative assemblies. There are about 32 lakh elected representatives in local self-governance institutions in India. Out of these, about 50 per cent are women representatives. India today promotes women’s participation in every sector…Hundreds of languages are spoken in India. There are more than 900 TV channels in India in 28 languages… More than 33,000 different newspapers are published in about 200 languages…,” stated the PM.

Speaking about terrorism, he stated Parliaments the world over and their representatives must assume on the best way to work collectively on this battle towards the menace.

“India has been facing cross-border terrorism for many years now. Around 20 years ago, terrorists targeted our Parliament at the time when the session was on. The world is also realising how big a challenge terrorism is for the globe and that it is against humanity. Parliaments in the world and their representatives have to think on how to work together in this fight against terrorism…,” stated the Prime Minister.

He added, “A world full of conflicts and confrontation cannot benefit anyone. A divided world cannot give solutions to the challenges before us. This is a time for peace and brotherhood, a time to move together, a time to move forward together. This is the time for development and welfare of all.”

Addressing the summit earlier, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla stated the theme of the P20 Summit is ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.

“We consider the world as a family…The vision of Mission Life put forward by PM Modi was discussed in the pre-summit yesterday. Delegations from several countries believe that protecting the environment is not a matter of a single country, it is the responsibility of all the countries. I am happy to announce that we got support from G20 counties for this mission…,” stated the Speaker.

The occasion is being attended by Audio system of Parliaments of G20 members and invitee international locations.

The Pan-African Parliament can also be participating within the P20 Summit for the primary time after the African Union grew to become a member of G20 on the New Delhi G20 Leaders’ Summit final month.

The thematic classes throughout this P20 Summit will concentrate on 4 topics – transformation in folks’s lives by way of public digital platforms, women-led growth, accelerating SDGs and sustainable vitality transition.

Following the ninth G20 Parliamentary Audio system’ Summit (P20) a joint remaining assertion is deliberate to be adopted.

With inputs from companies



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