After the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a thundering speech in Lok Sabha on Tuesday afternoon hitting at Rahul Gandhi, Congress and Bhagwant Mann, all at the same time, something unusual happened. While all the other BJP MPs were praising the Prime Minister for his words, BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy had different plans.
Tathagata said that Modi’s remark that coal mining areas now sell coal in retail are wrong. “You have been misguided, Mr Prime Minister,” he said. When Narendra Modi was shocked an replied “kya? kya?” Tathagata the MP from Dhenkanal, a mining area cleared that no coal mines are selling coal in retail and even Modi’s statement that power stations are not getting enough coal is wrong. After finishing this, Tathagata left from the house leaving all the other MPs stunned.
When Congress MP M K Raghavan and CPM’s Mohammed Salim asked the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh about the problems that farmers had to go through post-demonetisation move, he avoided the question and didn’t give any answer. Shashi Tharoor also mentioned the plight of fisherman community’s plight during the cash crunch but Kiren Rijiju decided against touching the topic.
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Meanwhile, Taking a dig at one of his staunchest critics, Bhagwant Mann, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said “I generally tell people ‘ghee piyo’, but if Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann were to tell people, he will ask them to drink something else”. Mann has been a regular critic of Modi and every now and then openly mocks the PM in public rallies and events.
The Prime Minister also struck back at his critics and responded to Mallikarjun Kharge’s comment against the BJP saying that “Hum kutton wali parampara se pale bade nahin hain.” (We are not brought up in this sort of obsequious tradition). On Monday in Lok Sabha, Kharge made some trenchant remarks against PM Modi and the ruling party, BJP.