Vice President Dhankhar will uphold democratic values, says PM while welcoming him in Rajya Sabha

PM Modi in Parliament. Photo: ANI/twitter

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will uphold democratic values as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

"Our Vice President is a Kisan Putra and he studied at a Sainik school. Thus, he is closely associated with Jawans and Kisans," said the prime minister as the House met for the first day of Winter Session of Parliament.

Modi also said President Droupadi Murmu hails from the tribal community and her predecessor Ram Nath Kovind too belonged to the marginalised sections of society.

In his address to welcome the new Chairman of the Upper House, Modi said Dhankhar has great knowledge of legal matters with more than three decades of experience as an advocate.

The prime minister also said the Winter Session of Parliament is being held at a time when India is beginning the journey of 'Amrit Kaal' and assuming the presidency of the G-20 grouping.

Lok Sabha proceedings were on Wednesday adjourned till 12 noon after paying glowing tributes to sitting MP and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and eight former members who died in recent months.


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