Budget session is more important than elections: Narendra Modi
The New York Times reported that spyware by the Israeli firm NSO was purchased for 2 billion dollars to India
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi opioned that discussions in the Budget session of the Parliament is more important than Assembly elections ahead.
“I would request all MPs to attend the Parliament and to participate in the discussion. Elections keep happening, but the budget is very important. The more fruitful we make this session, the better is the rest of the year for the country to touch economic heights”, Prime Minister said in his traditional pre-session comments.
“Due to the elections, the discussions in the Parliament are affected. But elections have their own place, they will continue. An open discussion is needed in the Parliament. The budget sets the tone for the whole year, so it is very important”, Prime Minister said.
"In this session too, discussions, issues of discussions and open-minded debates can become an important opportunity for global impact. I hope that all MPs, political parties will have quality discussions with an open mind and help take the country on the path to development swiftly," the Prime Minister added.
The opposition has decided to raise the Pegasus latest issue in the Parliament. The investigative report in the New York Times reveals that the Narendra Modi government has purchased Pegasus spyware as a defence deal in 2017. But all these days, the Centre has maintained that it has not purchased the Pegasus and same has been informed to the Supreme Court while hearing the batch of the petitions.
The New York Times reported that spyware by the Israeli firm NSO was purchased for 2 billion dollars to India. The allegations that the spyware was used to target chaos earlier in the Parliament and protests by the opposition parties.