PM Modi was delivering the inaugural address at the programme organised by a print media here and 35 minutes into his speech inquired from his hosts whether he had some more time.

He began his speech at 10.15 am shortly before the scheduled commencement of Parliament session at 11 am. “I have to go to Parliament. The good news is that Parliament is running," he said, and hastened to add," the credit does not go to PM Modi but to all the parties.”

The audience at the event comprised dignitaries from various walks of life. The Prime Minister made the reference about the functioning of the Parliament against the backdrop of the virtual washout of its Monsoon session over various issues.

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