President Droupadi Murmu addressed the joint sitting of Parliament as the Budget Session 2023 commenced on Tuesday, with opposition parties geared up to target the government on a range of issues including the Adani-Hindenburg row while the Centre asserted it was willing to discuss every matter allowed by rules.

The session commenced with the maiden address of President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament. The address essentially highlighted the government’s achievements and policy priorities.

The Economic Survey will also be tabled on Tuesday after the President’s address.


  • Today, India’s self-confidence is at its highest and the world is looking at us from a different perspective. India is providing solutions to the world
  • By 2047, we have to build a nation that will be connected to the pride of the past and which will have all the golden chapters of modernity. We have to build an India that will be ‘aatmanirbhar’ and capable of fulfilling its humanitarian duties
  • We need to build an India which will not have poverty, a country whose middle class will also be prosperous, an India whose youth and women will stand at the front to show a path to society and the country, an India whose youth stays two steps ahead of time

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