Oppn Has an Important Role – President Kovind at All India Board Conference
President Ram Nath Kovind spoke on Wednesday about the role of the opposition in a democracy by opening a conference of heads of legislative bodies in Gujarat’s Kevadia. “In a parliamentary democracy, together with the ruling party, the opposition also has an important role, so the two must ensure harmony and cooperate to carry out meaningful discussions,” Kovind said.
The president also invoked the Prime Minister of the Interior of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and the President of the First Lok Sabha, Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar. “It is a great pleasure that this All India Board Conference conference is taking place near the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This statue of him is the tallest statue in the world. It is a source of pride for all of us compatriots, ”President Kovind said at the 80th All India Board Conference.
“Mavalankar believed that Parliament and the State Legislature should operate in the best way for the public interest,” he said, adding that all members should forget their political differences and reach a consensus focused on achieving the public interest goal.
The Lok Sabha has organized the two-day conference on the banks of the Narmada River to celebrate Constitution Day. The theme of the event is “Harmonious Coordination Between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Power: Key to a Vibrant Democracy.”
The 80th meeting of the chairmen of the legislatures and the Parliament of India marked the return of President Kovind’s outdoor appearance on public programs after nearly seven months. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kovind reduced the number of visitors, attended events virtually, and avoided traveling outside of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Rajya Sabha Vice President and President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha President Om Birla, Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, State Prime Minister Vijay Rupani were among those who attended the program. Spokesperson Birla is also the conference chair.
The All India Board Conference began in 1921 and the Gujarat event marks its centennial year.