Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of insulting voters of the country by questioning the massive victory of the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress in the Rajya Sabha, PM Modi said that by questioning the mandate of the people, the opposition party has put voters in the dock.
“After such a big mandate, you say you (BJP) have won, but the country has lost….If the Congress loses, does the country get defeated. Does the Congress mean the country and country means the Congress. There is a limit of arrogance,” Modi said while replying to the debate on the Motion of Thaks to the President’s address to the joint sitting of the Parliament.
By using such language, he said, the Congress has hurt voters of the country. Going by the Congress party’s arguments, he wondered whether victory of the Congress in Wayanad and Rae Bareli seats too were defeat of the country. He also noted that the Congress was not able to win even a single Lok Sabha seat in 17 states, adding that it was time for the grand old part to introspect and accept defeat.
On opposition parties questioning the EVMs, he said that the use of machines by the Election Commission of India for conducting elections in the country have been lauded globally.
“Those not ready to introspect and look into their shortcomings blame EVMs for their defeat,” he said.