Oppn views will be counted: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the Opposition that their every word is “valuable” to the government irrespective of their “numbers”, and asked it to actively speak in Parliament. 

Modi, who addressed the media outside the Parliament before the start of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha, also urged all MPs to be impartial in the House and address issues related to the larger interest of the nation.Underlining the importance of an active Opposition in a democracy, Modi said he hopes the Opposition “will speak actively and participate in House proceedings... I am hopeful that this session will be more productive”.