Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid farewell to 72 outgoing Rajya Sabha members. Speaking in the upper house, Prime Minister Modi urged members to “come back”. “Our Rajya Sabha members have a lot of experience…and sometimes experience has more power than academic knowledge. We will tell outgoing members ‘come back,'” he said.
The Prime Minister added that the Rajya Sabha has contributed a lot to the lives of its members. “We have spent a lot of time in this Parliament. This House has brought much to our lives, more than we have contributed to it. The experience gained as a member of this Chamber should be passed on to the four leaderships of the country,” he added.
Some of the outgoing members include names like Ranee Narah, Ripun Bora, Anand Sharma, AK Antony, K Somaprasad, MV Shreyams Kumar, Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Naresh Gujral, Dr Subramanian Swamy, Dr Narendra Jadhav, Suresh Gopi, MC Mary Kom, Roopa Ganguly, Swapan Dasgupta, who will retire in April.
Jairam Ramesh, Nirmala Sitharaman, KC Ramamurthy, Suresh Prabhu, YS Chowdary, TG Venkatesh, V Vijayasai Reddy, Chhaya Verma, Ram Vichar Netam, MJ Akbar, Vivek K Tankha, Sampatiya Uikey will retire in June.
Piyush Goyal, P. Chidambaram, Praful Patel, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Mahesh Poddar, Dr. Vikas Mahatme, Sanjay Raut, Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe will retire in July.
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