New Delhi, March 31: The Rajya Sabha bid farewell to its 72 retiring members on Thursday. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid farewell to the members on the occasion. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu also mentioned several members and appreciated their work and their presence. On the occasion of farewell of 72 retired members of Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that our Rajya Sabha members have a lot of experience.
On Thursday, 72 members were given farewell in the Rajya Sabha. The tenure of these members, representing 19 states in the Upper House, is going to be completed between March and July. Retiring members include AK Antony, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni of Congress, Kapil Sibal, Suresh Prabhu of Bharatiya Janata Party, Subramanian Swamy, Satish Chandra Mishra of Bahujan Samaj Party, Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena, Praful Patel of Nationalist Congress Party. Huh.
The tenure of Finance Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Suresh Prabhu, M. J. Akbar, Jairam Ramesh, Vivek Tankha, V. Vijayasai Reddy will end in June. The members who retired in July include Piyush Goyal, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, P. Chidambaram, Ambika Soni, Kapil Sibal, Satish Chandra Mishra, Sanjay Raut, Praful Patel and K. J. Includes Alphonse. While some Union ministers and BJP leaders will be re-nominated, the situation is not clear if some Congress members will be re-nominated.
On the farewell of Rajya Sabha MPs, PM Modi said that we have spent a long time in this Parliament. This house has contributed a lot in our life. The experience gained as a member of this House should be taken to all the four directions of the country. The PM said that even though we are coming out of these four walls, but take this experience in all four directions for the best interest of the nation. Carry everything found in the four walls in all four directions.
At the same time, the farewell speech of 6 hours 27 minutes was held in the Rajya Sabha, which was the longest so far, in which 65 speakers remembered the contribution and contribution of the retired members. Speakers include the Speaker, Prime Minister, Deputy Chairman, LoP, leaders of nine parties, 11 other members and 40 retired members. For the first time, six sitting members extended an invitation to all members of the Rajya Sabha to perform music and vocals in honor of the retired members at a dinner hosted by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu tonight.
Story first published: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 17:37 [IST]