Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his speech giving praise to the “ever-smiling” Speaker.
Says he was a new MP in 2014, doesn't know which was where, and how to navigate the Parliament's corridors.
The highest number of satellites launched during the 16th Lok Sabha's tenure, he says.
And all these achievements are due to a full majority government, as the world only recognizes a full mandate, he says. India has made a huge contribution in terms of humanitarian work, the Prime Minister says.
Unlike his past speeches, the Prime Minister often refers to his notes. Perhaps because his address is full of numbers.
Mr. Modi takes pride in the House passing the anti-money laundering bill, GST Bill, Aadhaar Bill, the Enemy Properties Bill, and the 10% quota Bill. Makes special mention of extending maternity leave to 26 weeks.