Modi in Lok Sabha: PM tears into Congress, says people outside ‘family’ don’t get recognition

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Updated:Jun 25, 2019 7:04:19 pm

Replying in Lok Sabha on Motion of thanks on President's Address, PM Modi slammed both the Congress and the Gandhis and said people outside 'family' don't get recognition.

Modi in Lok Sabha Live, PM speech in Lok Sabha, PM Modi speech in Lok SabhaPrime Minister Narendra Modi speaking in Lok Sabha. (Photo: Lok Sabha TV)

PM Modi speech in Lok Sabha: Replying in Lok Sabha on Motion of thanks on President’s Address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday came down hard on the Congress saying the main Opposition party has no connect with the masses. “We don’t want to grow taller like you, but remain connected with roots; Don’t want to disconnect with masses,” PM Modi said slamming the Congress.

Invoking Emergency, PM Modi said that the nation’s soul was crushed on June 25, 1975. “A few people were constantly asking during the debate- Who did it? Who did it? I want to ask them- today is 25th June. Who imposed the Emergency? Who trampled over the spirit of the Constitution, gagged the media and bullied the judiciary? We can’t forget those dark days,” PM Modi said triggering thumping desks from treasury benches.

He went on to attack the Gandhis accusing them of ignoring the contributions of leaders like PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh.

“People outside the family don’t get recognition. Did those in power from 2004 to 2014 ever talk about the good work of Atal ji? Did they ever speak about the good work of  Narasimha Rao Ji? In this Lok Sabha debate the same people did not even speak of Manmohan Singh Ji,” PM Modi said.

On Monday, speaking on the floor of the House, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and compared PM Modi to ‘gandi naali’. He said that the saffron party won general elections because PM Modi was a ‘very big salesman’ and the Congress couldn’t gain grounds as it could not market its products. The Prime Minister was present in the House when Chowdhury made these comments.

 

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