No bouquet to PM Modi on his visits: Centre's guidelines to states

by Antonio Miles July 18, 2017, 0:25
No bouquet to PM Modi on his visits: Centre's guidelines to states

Talking about the progress in investments and expenditure, Modi highlighted that already 30% of the total expenditure has taken place in other sectors and 49% of expenditure is done in the field of infrastructure, before the beginning of the monsoon session.

Although the Opposition parties have so far backed the government stance on the issue, they might look to drum up popular sentiment of an armed "solution" to the impasse. "As a responsible and principled Opposition party, we shall be raising all these issues and many more", Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

"We should gift Khadi handkerchieves as it will help poor artisans, and books so that people are inspired to get into the habit of reading", PM Modi has said.

Many important issues including terror attack on Amarnath Yatra and stand off with China in Doklam are likely to create stormy scenes inside both the Houses of Parliament.

Kashmir situation: The situation in Kashmir has shown no sign of marked improvement ever since unrest started previous year following Indian Army personnel killing self-styled Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again issued stern warnings to those who are indulging in violence in the name cow protection.

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Modi also mentioned the presidential poll, slated today, and said it would have been very good had a consensus been reached on the candidate. He also called upon all political parties to ensure that everyone votes and no vote is wasted.

On the issue of Kashmir and tensions with China, Kumar said the government had a meeting with opposition leaders and every party has said they were with the government on matters of national security.

The prime minister said the passage of GST showed the good that can be achieved when all parties come together and work for the nation.

However, no one from the JD (U) or the Trinamool Congress was present.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued notice to states directing that no bouquet should be presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tours within the nation.


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