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The speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha was eliminated | India News

NEW DELHI: In a rare move, a word from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Rajya Sabha was deleted from the records.

The president of Rajya Sabha, M Venkaiah Naidu, deleted the word used by Modi on Thursday during his response to the discussion on a motion thanking the President for his speech at the joint session of both Houses of Parliament at the beginning of the Budget session.

“The president was pleased with the direct expulsion of a certain part of the Rajya Sabha proceedings dated February 6 at around 6.20 and 6.30 pm,” said a statement issued by the Secretariat of Rajya Sabha.

Naidu routinely deletes any inappropriate comments from Rajya Sabha’s records after going through the day’s procedures. This has been done several times, but a comment from Modi is rarely removed.

Modi made the comment when he launched a strong NPR defense saying that the country’s population record was being updated with demographic information for a better targeting of government welfare schemes.

He had addressed the opposition Congress for making a change of direction, saying that the party had brought the NPR in 2010 and then was updated in 2015 by adding photographs and certain biometric information.

Naidu also deleted a word from the opposition leader and the high leader of Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad, in the statement made after Modi finished his speech.

Azad had declared that Congress was in favor of giving citizenship to persecuted migrants from Pakistan, but was against the formulation of a law based on religion.

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