Manmohan Singh calls for ‘new beginning’ (Lead)

June 1st, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for a “new beginning” as he entered Parliament House Monday for the first session of the 15th Lok Sabha and stressed on the importance of smooth parliamentary proceedings and respecting the opposition.
“We will make a new beginning - that parliament will be allowed to run smoothly, that dialogue, discussion and reason will prevail in our proceedings. And we will give all due respect to opposition in serving with responsibility,” Manmohan Singh told reporters outside the parliament.

He also said the new session should be a new avenue of parliamentary democracy.

He was received by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan and Minister of State, Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayansamy.

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