Kovind urges MPs to shun petty politics, work for nation
New Delhi: Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind has called upon the political parties to shun petty politics and work for national interests. Kovind made the remark in his farewell address to the members of the Lower House and the Upper House at the Parliament’s Central Hall on Saturday.
Kovind said that he would always be grateful to the citizens of the country for giving him the opportunity to serve as President. He also said that in a democratic country, the people have the right to criticise the government. Yet, it should be done through Gandhian methods, Kovind said. According to some political analysts, his comments are significant at a time when the opposition parties stall proceedings in the House over various issues. He said that all parliamentarians were like his family members whom he asked to work together, despite all differences they have. Kovind congratulated the newly elected President Droupadi Murmu.
At the farewell function of the President, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Speaker Om Birla were present. The newly elected president Droupadi Murmu will take oath as the 15th President of the country on Monday.