Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s speech at inauguration of multi-storeyed flats for MPs via VC

  • Friends, The houses for MPs were readied in North Avenue last year. And these three towers at B.D. Road are ready for allotment.
  • I wish that the confluence of these three towers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati – keep the public representatives living here healthy, engaged and content.
  • These flats have been provided with all the facilities which will help the MPs in discharging their duty. MPs will find it much easier since it is close to Parliament House.
  • Friends, Accommodation for the Members of Parliament in Delhi has been a long standing problem. As Birla ji was saying just now that the MPs have to put up in hotels for a long time.
  • It also leads to economic burden. They also did not enjoy this, but were under compulsion. But serious efforts to overcome this problem began especially after 2014.
  • The decades-old problems can be resolved by finding solutions to them and not by avoiding. Not only the accommodation for MPs.
  • There were several projects in Delhi which had been lying incomplete for many years, and were in limbo.
  • Construction of several buildings began during this government itself and was completed in the stipulated time, even before the scheduled time.
  • When there was the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, discussion began on the Ambedkar National Memorial.
  • It took several years for its construction and it was completed only after the formation of this government.
  • The Doctor Ambedkar International Centre was built by this government after a long wait of 23 years. The new building of the Central Information Commission was completed by this government.
  • The country was, for decades, discussing a proposal of the War Memorial. The brave soldiers of our country were expecting and demanding this for a long time.
  • Our government also had the privilege of constructing a war memorial near India Gate in memory of the country’s martyrs.
  • Thousands of policemen in our country have sacrificed their lives to maintain law and order. Thousands of policemen have been martyred.
  • The National Police Memorial in their memory was also built by this government. The inauguration of the new houses for MPs today is also an urgent and important step in the same series.
  • I am glad that a long wait of our MPs is now going to be over. Environment has been taken care of while building these flats.
  • Energy conservation measures, solar plants, sewage treatment plants, these concepts of green buildings make these flats more modern.
  • Friends, I congratulate everybody, including the Lok Sabha Speaker, Lok Sabha Secretariat, the Urban Development Ministry and other departments involved in its construction that they have made this good facility possible in such a short time.
  • And we all are very aware that our Lok Sabha Speaker believes in quality and savings. In the Parliament, he ensures saving of time and quality of debates.