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11/12/2018 12:55 PM IST | Updated 11/12/2018 12:56 PM IST

PM Modi Wants 'Debate, Discussion, Dialogue' In The Parliament's Winter Session

PM Narendra Modi asked leaders of various political parties to participate in debates, discuss issues of public interest and work towards resolving them.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on the opening day of the winter session of the Parliament in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday urged all parties to utilise the Winter Session of Parliament for public interest rather than political interests.

On Twitter, the Prime Minister wrote, "I hope the productivity of the Winter Session is high. Let us strive to work hard and complete the legislative agenda pending. May national interest always prevail over party considerations."

While speaking outside the Parliament before the start of the session, the prime minister asked leaders of various political parties to participate in debates, discuss issues of public interest and work towards resolving them.

Modi hoped that the session would be constructive and members would participate in debates on key issues concerning the public, even if sharper. He hoped the winter session would function more than its stipulated time.

"I am confident that political parties will keep public interest in mind and make use of this session to utilise it for furthering public interests and not parties interests," he told reporters.

Modi said this Winter Session of Parliament is important and everyone should participate in discussion.

"There should be debate, discussion and dialogue," he said.

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on the first day of the Winter Session Tuesday after paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and several sitting and former members who passed away recently. This session of Parliament will end on 8 January.

(With inputs from PTI)