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‘His contribution has been…’: Modi praises Manmohan Singh in farewell speech on retirement of Rajya Sabha MPs – News18

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Last update: February 8, 2024, 12:04 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Rajya Sabha during the budget session of Parliament. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Modi said that former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will be remembered for his contribution to the country as a parliamentarian and as the head of the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid farewell to outgoing Rajya Sabha MPs on Thursday and praised former Prime Minister and veteran Congress leader Manmohan Singh for his contribution to democracy.

Addressing the upper house during the Budget session of Parliament, he said: “I want to remember Dr Manmohan Singh today; His contribution has been immense. For so long, he will always be remembered for the way he has guided this House and the country.”

He praised Dr Manmohan Singh for coming to Parliament on a wheelchair to cast his vote and setting an example for other parliamentarians in discharging their duties and strengthening democracy.

“I remember in the other House, during the vote, it was known that the Treasury bench would win, but Dr Manmohan Singh came in his wheelchair and cast his vote. “This is an example of a member alert to his duties,” he said.

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