<E +ɴ ɽ {ɮ bʱʨ]x E ɴɱ c ɽi E * EU ] 30 J E , EU ] ix J E , EU ] {ɮ i E ɽi Vn E {c Mɪ* x 2001 E n xɪ ʺɮ bʱʨ]x E i ʴvx E < , {ɮxi =E ʮ{] 2003 2004 +ɪM, ʡ +Mɮ bʱʨ]x EҶx `M, ʡ n ɱ, ix ɱ MM i +Mɱ Sxɴ iE = M E {x BE iɮ VɪM* E E bʱʨ]x E ɽi c Vɰi * E ix J, E 30 J, E EU, ɽ i nJx E * ɽ i nJx E E Vx ]] ʨɱ {xM ɽi +SU fM E , =xE <E V x ʨɱ E =xE ] = |n E Vɪ + VxɺJ E +vɮ {ɮ +M SɱE Vx ]] x ʨɱ {xM xɽ E, =xE ] g Vɪ* ɽ ʴSɮ Ex E i , VɺE nJx E Vɰi *

ʽ+ E +ɮIh nx E i <ɨ E n M< , ɽ Sxɴ vɮ E l iɱE Ji * =x 33 |iɶi +ɮIh nx E <ɨ {ڮ iɮ ɪn E Mɪ + ɹ]{i V x E E =x 33 |iɶi +ɮIh n Vɪ* {ɮxi ɽ i Vɰ E ]x Eɮ{ƺ BE nEEi + * ]x x ɮ +Mɱ ɮ ɽ Ebb] ɽ Sxɴ xɽ c Ei, VɺE Eɮh E< ɮ =x Ij E {ڮ iɮ xʺM xɽ i* <ɨ E E Vɪ, < {ɮ ʴSɮ Ex E Vɰi EE ]x Ebb] +Mɱ ɮ ɽ xɽ c {BM* <ʱB ɽ +{x Eƺ]]ƺ E xɺ E x E, < ɴɱ E <E l Vcx E Vɰi *

ɹ]{i V x +lE BVhb E ɮ ɽi i ɮ ɨx J * ɽ c Mɴ E ʴɹɪ E ɽ {ɮ +ʮE Eƺ E ɴVn, V +ʮE ɽ ɨZi l E ɽ nxɪ Vɺ {ɮ Ex M n, =x Eƺ E n ɽ n iɽ-xɽ VɪM, Ex ɮ +ʮE Eƺ E n < n E +lE ʺli E ƦɱE Jx, VɤE Bʶɪx ]<Mɺ ɱʶɪ, <bxʶɪ + l<DZb, Eʮ, ɤ +lE { ɤn l, +lE { Mɮɴ] V l, = ɨɪ n E +lE ʺli E xɪ J Mɪ* +V 33 ʤʱɪx bɱɮ E ɮ {ɺ x ʮVɴ * 33 ʤʱɪx bɱɮ E ʮVɴ <ɺ {ɽ E xɽ l, ɽ ʮEb * ɮ ɽ BE ʮEb E n |iɶi Vn ɽM< xɽ g* E |iɶi {ɮ ɽM< E E Mɪ + ɽM< E ʺli {ɮ ɪ Mɪ*

ɽi i E, VxE ɹ]{i V x VF E , ɮ BVhb l* =x {ڮ Ex Sɽi l, {ɮxi ɽ {ɮ ɮEɮ Mɮ n M<* ɽ BE Ec VMɮ BE ɱ {n Ex E i Sɱ l, {ɮxi BE Ec VMɮ +Mɮ BE ɱ {n Vɪ iɤ +Mɱ 10 ɱ VE VMɮ nڮ M*

n J Ex, 20 J Ex |i ɹ xB Vɺɺ +n E Ui ʨɱ VB* <ʱB 20 J Ex xx + Vx {S J Mƴ {x E {x xɽ , ɽ {S ɱ {x E {x {ɽSx * ɮ i ɮ +lE BVb , VxE ɹ]{i V x =J E *

< n EҤ {S Ec M +x{g + i Ec SS Eڱ xɽ Vi* =xE ʱB |<ɮ ʶI E |ɤxv Ex , |lʨE SEi E |ɤxv Ex * <x ڱɦi ɨɱ E ɹ]{i V x =J E * +Mɮ ɮEɮ BE ɱ U& ɽx Sɱ + =ɨ =E Ex E Eʶɶ E VB, E ɦ x Sɱx n VB i ɤ Eɨ {ڮ xɽ Ei* + ɽ BE ɽi{h ʤɱ + l, Vɺɨ +Mɱ n ɹ E ʱB +xֺSi Vi + VxVi E M E ʱB +ɮIh gx E |ɴvx * +Mɮ ɽ ʤɱ {ɺ xɽ M i <x M E +ɮIh n VBM* Vɤ ʤɱ { E V l i ʴ{I E M x =E xx {ɺn xɽ E, -ɮɤ E S ɽ ʤɱ nx Jx {c* +Mɮ B ɽi{h ʤɱ -ɮɤ E S J VBM

... (ɴvx)

ɨnɺ +`ɱ ({f{֮): +ɮIh n xɽ Ei, +ɮIh n xɽ x nM*

{ɴx E֨ɮ ƺɱ (SbMg): <vɮ BE n xɽ l*

SHRI JAGMEET SINGH BRAR (FARIDKOT): Sir, I am on a point of order.

MR. SPEAKER: You have your own time to reply or rebut it. Please take your seat.

... (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Please understand that you have your own time to rebut it. Please take your seat.

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MR. SPEAKER: Nothing will go on record.

|. ʴVɪ E֨ɮ ɱj : < n ɮEɮ E {ɺ Vix {V , ɹ]{i V x +{x +ʦɦɹh =E =J E + E E ɮEɮ E JVx {ɮ {ɽ +vEɮ ɤɺ MɮҤ +n E M* Ex MɮҤ +n E Eh E ʱB VMɮ E +ɺɮ {n Ex * =E ʱB <ƣɺ]ESɮ xx * <xɺ]ESɮ xx E ʱB x Vɮ E] VɨM E xɨh Ex , ɮ nMɽ + <+d E +vxEEh Ex , ʤVɱ E VxB xx * ɮ Eɨ ʴn {V E ɽ +B ʤx xɽ Ei* ɽ {V <x Eɨ Mx + +{x {ɪ VxEh E Eɨ Mɪ VB, < |Eɮ E xi < ɮEɮ E * +Mɮ ɽ {ɮ n ʤʱɪx bɱɺ |i ɹ v {V xɴ i ɮ Eɨ ְ VBM + ɽ VMɮ nڮ M il MɮҤ E =xڱx M* <x ɤ Eɨ E ʱB ɹ]{i V E +ʦɦɹh =J * <x ɮ Vx+ E {ڮ x + <xɺ]ESɮ ʴEʺi x n E +M VBM*

+vI ɽn, < n E +vxE xɽ, BE +ivxE n xx Sɽi * <E ʱB V <ơɨx ]ExV , V |tME , ʴYx , E{] ]ExV , { |Oɨ , <x ɤE VF ɹ]{i V x +{x +ʦɦɹh E * <E ʱB nxɪ ]ExV x Sɽi * + ɽi SV nxɪ BE xɨɮ {ɮ + E SV +ɱ xɨɮ VBM* {ɮi <E l +{x ƺEi E xɽ Ucx Sɽi* {ʶSɨ ]ExV x `E , Ex {ʶSɨ E ƺEi < n +B + +{x ƺEi Uc n, ɽ `E xɽ * +i& +{x ƺEi E l <x SV E +vɮ {ɮ BE +vxEiɨ n xx Sɽi , VɺE ɹ]{i V x =J E *

+vI ɽn, x +{x {c n E l ɨxv vɮ * =xE i E {Mɨ n * <ʱB ɽ E ʱB ɺ j ְ E M<, Vɺɨ V{ V ɽ MB l* ɹ]{i V x <E VF E E i Sɽi , {ɮi i E l +{x x+ E <ix ` xx Sɽi E nxɪ E E< iEi ɮ iɮ +J =`E x nJ E* Z +ɶSɪ + Vɤ x +{x n {ɮh ʴɺ] E i EO {] E xi + nںɮ n E xi+ x ɽ {ɮ E E < n {x E {x xɽ, Jx E ] xɽ + Sɱ +hֶEi ɨ{xx ɹ] xx* ɽ ʴSɮvɮ l Vɺx BE Vɮ ɱ iE Mֱɨ xB J* x +{x x+ E {ɽ E `iɨ lɪɮ |nx xɽ EB <ʱB BE Vɮ ɱ iE Mֱɨ *

xi Sɽi * Sɽi E ʴʦxx n E l ɮ Ƥv vɮ* {ɮxi <ix iEi <E {U Jx Sɽi E xi E xn x V E* Mi E -

"j M䶴ɮ Eh: j {l vxvǮ:

ij ʴVɪi wִ: xiɨiɨɨ

+M-+M xi E ni Eh x SʽB, {ɮxi =xE l vxֹvɮ {l +Vx x SʽB, iɦ nxɪ = +ɴV E xi * ɽ E ɺ j E {ɽ ɽ +Mɮ +h ʴɺ] x + i, i +V EɮMɱ E r < |Eɮ

{Eix {ɺ x E ʱB v x i* <ʱB n E xE E +vxE lɪɮ ֺVVi Ex ɽi Vɰ *

ɹ]{i V x +{x +ʦɦɹh +iEn E =J E * Ex Sɽi E +iEn {ɮ Eɡ Eɤ {ɪ Mɪ * {Eix Sɽ xE ɮEɮ nںɮ ɮEɮ , Sɽ BE E nںɮ E, ʽxnֺix +iEn E gɴ ni * EɮMɱ E r i 400-500 Vɴx ɽn B, {ɮxi |E ɮ i 500 Vn Vɴx ɽn SE * EҮ E +xn, {ڴ |n il n E +x ɦ M , {Eix E

ISI

BVƺ n +iEEn E + =E {] =` * =E Eɤɱ {U BE-bg ɽi +SU fM E Mɪ * Eɡ EU Eɤ E Mɪ , {ɮxi ɽi EU Ex E * ]b Exx Ji Mɪ * < Exx E E-E {ɮ n֯{ɪM +, <ʱB

ɽn, EU ɴɱ B , Vx {ɮ ɤ E ʨɱE +ɨ-ɽi E l Ex E Vɰi * ɹ]{i V x +{x +ʦɦɹh VxɺJ ʴɺ] E =J E * < n Vɤ iE VxɺJ {ɮ Eɤ xɽ {ɪ VBM, Vɤ iE ɽ {ɮ gi < +ɤn E E xɽ VBM, iɤ iE ɮ E ɮ ʴEɺ E Eɨ vɮ VɪM* <ʱB ɹ]{i V x +{x +ʦɦɹh =J E E VxɺJ {ɮ xɪxjh E VB* <ɨ E< {]+ E ɴɱ xɽ * VxɺJ xɪxjh, MɮҤ ]x, MɮҤ =xڱx, ɮ ʴn xi + l |nڹh, B ɴɱ , Vx {ɮ +ɨ-ɽi Ei * < {ɮ ɦ n ʨɱE ɽM n

... (ɴvx)

Vix n ɽ {ɮ ` , <ɨ ɽM n*

ɽn, {U ɱ ɮ n x Vɤ ii Ʀɱ l, = ɨɪ nxɪ xɴ ʴEɺ E nʹ] 138 lx l* ɽ ɮ ʱB ɽi ɨ E i + c n:J E i E nxɪ 160-170 n , n E J P]i-gi i , + ɮ n E lx 138 * < ɱ 130 lx {ɮ {ɽS * 138 lx 130 lx {ɮ {ɽSx ɮ ʱB E< M E i xɽ * ɮ ɮEɮ x < i E E{ E , ɹ]{i ɽn x +{x +ʦɦɹh <E =J E E +x ɱ iɤn , +Mɱ n ɹ , nxɪ {ɽ n lx {ɮ + Vɪ* + Ei , +Mɮ ɮ ɹ] <E ʱB E{ E* ɮ n <E ʱB |ɪɺ E + ɦ n ʨɱE < n E nxɪ E {ɽ n n x E ʱB |ɪɺ E + ɽM n* ɨZi E +x ɱ iɤn ɮi E iɤn M*

<x ɤn E l ɹ]{i V +ʦɦɹh {ɮ vxɴn E |ɺiɴ |ɺii Ei *

MR. SPEAKER: Hon. Members, as decided in the meeting with the leaders of Parties and Groups in Lok Sabha held on 25th October, 1999, in order to enable more Members to participate in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address and other urgent Government business, the House may sit during the lunch hour from 26th to 29th October, 1999. I hope, the House agrees.

SHRI VAIKO (SIVAKASI): Mr. Speaker, Sir, thank you for giving me this opportunity. I stand here filled with emotion, a sense of happiness, a sense of commitment and a sense of contentment as I have been conferred this privilege to second the Motion of Thanks to the Address delivered by the hon. President of India before the two Houses of Parliament, moved by my esteemed colleague Shri Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

Sir, I am happy indeed that the incumbent Prime Minister has come back with a decisive mandate to occupy his chair and that the incumbent Speaker also came to occupy his position. This is the first occasion in Indian history of these five decades and it is a unique occasion. I am happy also because I had the occasion to second the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address last year on 30th March, 1998.

Sir, from the core of my heart I extend my gratitude to the electorate of Sivakasi parliamentary constituency who have enabled me to participate in the deliberations of this Thirteenth Lok Sabha.

On 13th October, when Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was sworn-in in the spacious maidan, within theprecincts of Rashtrapati Bhavan, laurels of greetings and congratulations were showered on him from all quarters, from all political parties. Sitting there at a distance, we heard the sound of fire crackers celebrating the joyous occasion. At the same hour, the sound of movement of the military machine was threatening the ears of the people of Islamabad. While the glow of the flame of democracy was spreading in all directions from here, a military take over was in progress in the neighbouring country.

At that time, what I read in my college days from the book ~A Tale of Two Cities' by famous novelist Charles Dickens, based on Carlyle's great work French Revolution, crossed my mind. It reads:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, but we had nothing before us; we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going the other way."

In short, this period so far resembled that period that some of the noisiest authorities insisted on being received, for good or evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

That crossed my mind. The very next day when I met hon. Prime Minister to express our jubilation and congratulations. When I pointed out the scenario in Pakistan to him, in his usual poetic style Shri Vajpayee said to me that what was happening in Pakistan was `darkness at noon'. At the same time he felt so sad. He expressed his agony over the welfare and well being of the people of Pakistan. I felt so proud then of the leader of the National Democratic Alliance who stands tallest amongst the statesmen of the world today.

At the same time, I recall the day, the 17th April of this year, the dark Saturday in the history of the Lok Sabha, when Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Government was defeated in the confidence motion by a single vote, one vote and also a challengeable controversial vote. At that time, I felt a little bit sad, but he took it sportively. Then I recalled the words of a great poet who said:

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"

Yes. I remember the words of my friends from the other side that they will form a Government within 'five minutes', even 'within a minute'. In one sentence, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee stated what is the alternative you are going to give. You can overthrow the Government? What alternative are you going to provide? There were voices of pessimism that there would be a hung Parliament and there would be a hung Lok Sabha again. But those voices of despair, frustration and pessimism have been rejected by the people lock, stock and barrel and those voices have disappeared in thin air and in oblivion. The people have given a decisive mandate for a stable Government. This Government will serve its full term of five years.

It will be very appropriate to quote the words of Mr. Winston Churchill about the election: -

"At the bottom of all tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into a little booth, with a little pencil, making a little mark, on a little piece of paper - no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion on democracy shall diminish the importance of this little man."

12.59 hrs (Shri P. M. Sayeed in the Chair)

People have given this mandate. Why were we so jubilant when we heard the Address delivered by the Hon.President? In his Address, the real India has been represented, the National Democratic Alliance. A collective manifesto has been placed before the people before the elections, that is, the manifesto of the National Democratic Alliance for a proud and prosperous India. That is the policy document of this country, as defined by the President. That is the policy document of this National Democratic Alliance, of this Government. That policy was also expressed by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru about the provincial autonomy, State autonomy.

In his Address in page 2 para 5, the President has said: -

"The participation of regional parties in managing the affairs of the country at the national level in a stable and coherent coalition augurs well for our democracy and federal polity."

I am happy to note that the "Agenda for a Proud, Prosperous India," which is the Government's common policy document, reaffirms its faith in the principles of Secularism, Social Justice, Federal Harmony, Probity, and Socio-economic Equity."


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