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New Delhi [India], September 18 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule on Monday lauded late Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley calling them extraordinary Parliamentarians during her address in the Lok Sabha.

She said that they have not been mentioned by the BJP today but have influenced her in Parliamentary work. She added that it is not about sides but good work has to be established.

"I appreciate the PM's speech today where he appreciated that governance is continuity. Various people have contributed over the last 7 decades to build this country which we all love equally. Whether you call it India or Bharat, it is your own country. We are all born here, we are all blessed tobe here," Supriya Sule said in her address.

She further said,"I would like to put on record two people who have not been mentioned by the BJP today, who I have been highly influenced by in my Parliamentary work, who come from BJP but I still feel that they were one of the tallest leaders and were extraordinary Parliamentarians who we looked up to - Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. They constantly talked about cooperative federalism. It is not this side or that side, good work has to be established."Addressing a special five-day session of Parliament that began here on Monday the Prime Minister initiated the discussion in the lower house on the'Parliamentary journey of 75 years starting from Samvidhan Sabha - achievements, experiences, memories and learnings'.

PM Modi in his address recalled the work of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Syama Prasad Mukherjee.

The PM remembered the addresses of all leaders from President Rajendra Prasad, APJ Abdul Kalam to Ramnath Kovind and Droupadi Murmu.

He also touched upon the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Ram Manohar Lohia, Chandra Shekhar, Lal Krishna Advani and others who have enriched the discussions in the House and emboldened the voice of the common citizens.

The Prime Minister recalled moments of pain when the nation lost three Prime Ministers while still in office- Pandit Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi.

He recalled the dexterous handling of the house by the speakers despite many challenges. He said they created reference points in their decisions.

He remembered that 17 Speakers including two women- from GV Mavlankar to Sumitra Mahajan to Om Birla everyone contributed in their way, taking everyone along. The Prime Minister also acknowledged the contribution of the staff of the Parliament.

The Prime Minister underlined that the present members of the House are extremely lucky as they get the opportunity to become a link of the past with the future as he mentioned bidding farewell to the old building tomorrow.

PM Modi also applauded the contribution of unsung contributors like workers, security persons, journalists and others who have dedicated their lives to reporting the proceedings of the Parliament. The Prime Minister said that bidding farewell to the Old Parliament will be an even tougher task for them as they have been connected with the establishment more than its members.

The Special Session of Parliament began on Monday and will continue till Friday. (ANI)

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