Thu, 04 Aug 2016
Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the
Prime Minister’s reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address, said
that it was very disappointing and which did not contain anything to remember or to quote.
The real issue that we had raised on the welfare of the farmers in the
President’s Address and sought a reply from the Prime Minister on the suicides
by farmers and the biggest reason being their loans because of
which they commit suicides and what will the government do. When our UPA
government led by Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh was the Prime
Minister, we had waived off the Rs. 70 thousand crores loan of the farmers and
the Prime Minister has made no reference of it.
employment to the youth was made in the President’s Address. It said about
giving employment to ten crore youth in the five years. It was decided to give
two crore jobs per year to the youth and two year have passed but ten lakh
youth have not received any employment and the
Prime Minister has not said anything about this.
raised a big issue about the Smart Cities. This government on its coming had
said of making 100 smart cities and this was also mentioned in the President’s
Address but ill date they have only identified 20 smart cities, they had taken
two years to identify these 20 smart cities out of the 100.
raised the issue of Black Money, he did not say anything about it. The
President’s Address mentioned about the Streamlining of Defence Procurement
Procedure, I had said in details that when our government was there we had
talked of buying 126 Rafel jets from France and the big issue was about
transfer of technology. Out of 126, 18 jets would be complete and HAL would
make 108 in India and if they would have agreed upon the clauses put by the UPA
government, then these 108 jet would have be manufactured by the HAL. Our name
would have been all over the world and we would have said that it was transfer
of technology and it was ‘Make in India’. But when the BJP government came it
canceled the deal of purchasing 126 Rafel jets from France and said that we
would purchase 36 jets in complete form.
Jairam Ramesh said the Congress President also yesterday had raised the issue
of Amendment as explained by LoP Rajya Sabha and he wanted to clarify that in
Haryana and Rajasthan, the State Assembly has passed a Law for minimum
Educational Qualification for contesting Panchayat and Nagar Palika Election.
The Haryana Law has been upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Rajasthan Law is
subjudice. A number of organizations has petitioned the Hon’ble Supreme Court
for reviewing the Haryana decision.