1. Budget 2016 session of Parliament: Rahul Gandhi says PM single-handedly destroyed 6 years of our work

Budget 2016 session of Parliament: Rahul Gandhi says PM single-handedly destroyed 6 years of our work

Budget 2016 session of Parliament: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Pakistan and accused him of single-handedly destroying 6 years of hard work put in by the former UPA regime.

By: | Published: March 2, 2016 10:55 PM

Budget 2016 session of Parliament: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan and accused him of single-handedly destroying 6 years of hard work put in by the former UPA regime.

“The Prime Minister cannot run the country only on his opinion. The country is not the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister is not the country. The Prime Minister didn’t consult the armed forces, he didn’t consult the officials, I don’t think he even discussed with Sushma Swaraj over his visit to Pakistan and took a de-tour to Pakistan for having a tea with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,” Gandhi told the lower house.

“As per media reports, even officials in Home Ministry and Intelligence Bureau were not privy to discussions,” he added.

Gandhi further said the nation is the relationship between its people, adding it is nothing but the conversation between its citizens.

“When I salute the flag, I am not saluting the cloth. I am saluting the relationships that the flag represents,” he said.

Gandhi further sought to know as to why the Prime Minister didn’t utter a word when teachers and media were attacked in the Patiala House Court premises.

He further attacked the Prime Minister for his claims on the Naga accord.

“The Prime Minister told the Congress president that he has solved the Nagaland problem and signed a historic accord. The Congress president asked us to check what happened because none of our Chief Ministers mentioned anything about the Naga accord,” he said.

“Our North East Chief Ministers were stunned. They had not heard a word about any accord. What had the government signed? Where is Naga accord now? It’s gone with the wind. Bye Bye accord,” he said.

He further appealed to the Prime Minister to listen to the Opposition and accept their views.

“We are not your (PM Modi’s) enemies, listen to us as well, we don’t hate you. Just give the people the dignity of their word and listen to them,” he added.

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    Vibhu Goel
    Mar 3, 2016 at 12:28 am
    You Congress paid media.. Why dont you capture the reply of Arun Jaitley to this?? Now Arun Jaitely Answers Rahul hi ‘How much does he know – when will he know’ @Facebook Page of Arun Jaitely The Congress Vice-President, Shri Rahul hi, has claimed that the Prime Minister hardly consults his senior Ministers. If Shri Rahul hi is to be believed, then Smt. Sushma Swaraj is not consulted on the stan policy, Shri Rajnath Singh was unware of the Nagaland accord and, presumably, I am unware of the Budget proposals. As one evolves from a young to a middle-aged one, we certainly expect a certain level of maturity. The more I hear Shri Rahul hi, the more I start wondering “how much does he know – when will he know”. The Prime Minister should be the natural leader of the party and the Government. In the NDA it is so. The UPA was quite different. The Prime Minister is to lead by example. The present Prime Minister not only works hard and involves himself in the functioning of the various departments of the government, but inspires his team to work harder than we would have normally. Each one of us, whether the External Affairs Minister, Home Minister or myself, are responsible for each important decision taken by each of one departments. We do not by-p the Prime Minister who is always available for consultation and guidance. After hearing Shri Rahul hi, I think India has made the right choice between the Prime Minister who leads the Government and a Prime Minister who is merely implementing decisions taken elsewhere. Shri Rahul hi’s views are shaped by the environment of a political party which has evolved into a ‘crowd around a family’. The UPA model of governance was that if a person outside the family is the Prime Minister, he should be reduced to being a figure-head. Given a choice between a ‘hands-on’ Prime Minister or a ‘nominal’ head, I would unhesitatingly choose the former.
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