Narendra Modi Speech LIVE: PM asks, ‘What kind of Bharat you want – New India or country of scams, Emergency?’

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New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2018 11:21:53 AM

Narendra Modi LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stepped up his attack on the Congress with his Rajya Sabha speech. He invoked Mahatma Gandhi and took a dig at the Congress. Earlier, he launched a severe attack on the Congress in the Lok Sabha. He said that had Sardar Patel been the first PM of India instead of JL Nehru, Pakistan wouldn't have taken a part of Kashmir.

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Narendra Modi Lok Sabha speech LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi after roaring over Congress in the Lok Sabha has carried on with his frontal attack on the grand old party in the Rajya Sabha as well. Modi, in his Rajya Sabha speech, took a dig at the Congress asking ‘if you don’t want a ‘New India’, then do you wish for an India of Bofors scam?’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech, attacked the dynasty politics played by the Congress party. PM Modi also enumerated the pro-poor schemes undertaken by the incumbent government. PM Modi also pitched the idea of ‘One India One Poll’ and stressed for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections.

Earlier, in his Lok Sabha speech, he said that Congress only served one family and not the nation. In a scathing attack on the Congress, he said that has Sardar Patel been the first PM of the nation, Pakistan wouldn’t have taken a part of the Kashmir. The opposition created ruckus during his speech and shouted ‘sadan mein drama band karo’. However, declaring a full-fledged war on the Congress and preparing a pitch for Lok Sabha elections 2019, PM Modi said that ‘slogans can’t tone down my voice’. Lauding the incumbent government’s push towards development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said, “The NDA Government has changed the work culture in the nation. Projects are not only thought about well but also executed in a timely manner.”

Check reactions and LIVE updates of Narendra Modi’s speech in Parliament:

  • Concluding his speech in the Rajya Sabha, PM Modi said, “Let us have a constructive discussion on holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections in the various states.”
  • “One can debate whether Rajiv Gandhi or his family received kickbacks in Bofors scam but it’s undeniable that Congress got the commission from the deal”, PM Narendra Modi quotes from the book of former Congress leader and President R Venkataraman.

  • Look at what all you mocked- Swachh Bharat, Make in India, surgical strikes, Yoga Day.  You are free to mock as you please but why are you blocking the bill for OBC Commission? Why are you blocking Triple Talaq Bill. Are you not sensitive to the aspirations of OBCs: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Most of the lawmakers used to be happy looking at allocations only in a budget. Few would look at the outlay, fewer at the output and very few at the outcome. This government has changed this culture and focussed on outcome- PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
Narendra Modi LIVE: “I have been at the receiving end of political vendetta for about 15 years but law should still be allowed to take its course”, says PMNarendra Modi LIVE: “I have been at the receiving end of political vendetta for about 15 years but law should still be allowed to take its course”, says PM
  • We have changed the law around bamboo, that existed for last 90 years, categorizing it as a tree and not a grass. Now the farmers can grow bamboo and trade in it, which help them to boost their income: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • If you feel so strongly about bringing changes to Triple Talaq Bill, then you should have brought the law yourself, when you were in power for so many years: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • Look at what all you mocked- Swachh Bharat, Make in India, surgical strikes, Yoga Day. You are free to mock as you please but why are you blocking the bill for OBC Commission? Why are you blocking Triple Talaq Bill. Are you not sensitive to the aspirations of OBCs: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Congress can rightfully claim for stalling a lot of reforms for years. They got the Benami Bill passed 28 years ago but did not make rules and regulations to implement it to ‘benefit’ few : PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • During the Gujarat campaign I was happy- I thought at least now the Congress realised the greatness of Sardar Patel. Sadly, one week after the results Sardar Patel was missing in Congress posters: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • I have always said that for the nation’s development so far, all the previous govt’s have made a contribution: PM Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • My government is not a den for the corrupt. For us, its the country first: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

  • Congress keeps saying we brought Aadhaar. Let me remind them about a debate in the Rajya Sabha in 1998 and what LK Advani Ji said. It is in his speech that you will find the genesis of Aadhaar: PM  Modi in Rajya Sabha

  • You call us name changers….we are aim changers  – we work hard and have ushered in a paradigm shift in the working of the Government. Innovative projects are being thought about and completed in a time bound manner: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • We want Mahatma Gandhi’s India. Even the Congress wants ‘Gandhi’s India.’ – the India of the Emergency, Bofors, Chopper scams : PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • We are always looking for suggestions, feedback and input on our schemes. After all, we are working for the nation and the poor: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • MPs spoke about Ayushman Bharat and some of them began to compare with USA and Britain. I think every nation has its own context, challenges and nature of working. What I am sure we agree on is that there is a lot of work to be done in our health sector: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started his speech in the Rajya Sabha: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha
  • Concluding his speech PM Modi said, “We have to create a new India. Let us work together to fulfil the dreams of the people.”
  • The nation’s army was fighting in Doklam but leaders of one party preferred to meet Chinese officials. The same party questions the army on surgical strikes: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • By reducing tax rate for MSMEs with a turnover of up to Rs. 250 crore from 30% to 25%, we have done a great service to the middle class: PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Is there any reason why LED bulbs were so expensive till 2014? It was affecting the middle class. The price of LED bulbs today are affordable: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • The workings of our previous Government are responsible for the NPA mess. They are 100% responsible and nobody else. The banking policies of the previous Governments were not proper. Middlemen were happy, the country was suffering: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • The rate of 1% under composition scheme of GST for companies with a turnover of up to Rs. 1.5 crore is also the lowest rate in the World : PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • You would be surprised to know that entry-level income tax rate of 5% in India is the lowest in the World. Our government has consistently revised income tax structure to give relief to the middle class year after year : PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
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  • I know the Government’s efforts to eliminate corruption & black money are hurting a select group of people. Today, people who served as Chief Ministers are in jail. However powerful one was, if one has been corrupt, that person will be punished. We are in an era of honesty: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • India’s middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure. They want ‘Ease of Living’ which we are committed to providing: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • When I dream of a ‘New India’ by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of independence, you mock this idea because you have never thought big to achieve big goals”: PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • The only people who are adversely affected by #Aadhaar are dishonest, corrupt and middlemen. This is the real reason why it is being opposed : PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • When the corrupt and middlemen are out of work, obviously the Congress will be unhappy: PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • When our Government took office in 2014, the chorus from the opposition was – Modi will scrap UIDAI but when we made Aadhaar more effective in terms of enabling better and effective service delivery, suddenly the opposition began opposing Aadhaar: PM Modi In Lok Sabha
  • I can see the energy and enthusiasm in our youth. They want to do something on their own, they want to launch their own start-ups. Our Government is giving wings to the aspirations of India’s middle class: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • More villages are getting optical fibre network in the last three years than they got previously. This is the transformation happening: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
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  • The way people of Rajasthan were misled about the Barmer refinery was appalling. Just for votes, lies were said. It is in the last three years that the Government of India and the Rajasthan Government worked together to sort out the pending issues: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Your party leader (Rahul Gandhi) called a press conference and tore apart an order of your cabinet. How can you talk of democracy with such subjugation to only a family? : PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Since Kharge Ji spoke about railways and Karnataka, let me tell the truth about the Bidar-Kalburgi rail line. The project was approved by the Vajpayee Government and from 2004 till 2013 nothing was done. It is when a Government under B. S. Yeddyurappa gave approvals work could begin: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • In December, did we witness an ‘election’ or coronation for the post of Congress President? One youngster raised his voice about this as well: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Congress crushed dissent, didn’t let democracy to flourish. Congress should not teach us lessons on democracy: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
Narendra Modi Speech LIVE: We cannot forget how the Congress insulted Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, a proud son of Andhra Pradesh says PMNarendra Modi Speech LIVE: We cannot forget how the Congress insulted Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, a proud son of Andhra Pradesh says PM
  • If Sardar Patel was made the first Prime Minister of India as he was democratically elected by Congress working committees, a part of our Kashmir would not have been occupied by Pakistan : PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
  • For decades, one party devoted all their energies to serving one family. The interests of the nation were looked over just for the interests of one family: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Aapne Maa Bharat ke tukde kar diye, iske bavajood ye desh aapke sath raha, aap uss zamane mein desh mein raaj kar rahe the jis samay vipaksh na ke barabar tha: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Telangana aage badhe iske pakah mein hum bhi hain, par aapne Andhra ke logon ke sath hadbadi mein jo kiya uska nateeja hai ke aaj 4 saal ke baad bhi samasyaaen hain: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Several members of Parliament expressed their thoughts on various subjects. The address by the Honourable President does not belong to any party. It is about the aspirations of every Indian: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • When we speak about creating new states, we remember the manner in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. He showed how farsighted decision making is done: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashes out at previous Congress’ governments.
  • President’s address should be respected: PM Modi in Lok Sabha

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech interrupted by the Opposition with the slogan of ‘sadan mein drama band karo’.
  • The speech gains significance as it comes a day after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi accused Modi of corruption and said that the Rafale aircraft deal was a “secret pact” between the prime minister and the French government. “I have said this earlier as well, Modi ji is involved in this Rafale scam. He himself went to Paris to sign the deal. It’s a secret pact with the French government,” Rahul had said.

The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address at the inauguration of the Budget Session started on Tuesday. After Modi’s reply, the motion is expected to be adopted by the Lok Sabha today as the ruling BJP-led NDA government enjoys an absolute majority in the Lower House.

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