Buoyed by the thumping majority in the recently conculed 2019 Lok Sabha Polls and his return for second term as Prime Minister ,Narendra Modi once again lashed out at the Congress party when he said the party never recognised efforts of anyone but only the members from the Gandhi-Nehru family.
Replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address in Lok Sabha, Modi said the Congress never spoke about the good work of former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narasimha Rao.
“There are some people who feel only a few names contributed to the national progress. They only want to hear those few names and ignore the others. We think differently, we feel each and every citizen has worked for India’s progress,” Modi said.
“Did they ever speak about the good work of Narismha Rao Ji? In this Lok Sabha debate, the same people did not even speak of Manmohan ji,” the Prime Minister added. He pointed out that his government gave Bharat Ratna to former President and Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee for this contribution to the nation.
Modi also reminded Congress of the Emergency, saying it’s a blot on the democracy that will never fade. In his first address to Parliament after being voted to power, Modi also stressed on the need to move together to fulfil the dream of a strong, safe, developed and inclusive nation.
The Prime Minister said the NDA was given a chance to rule in 2014 as the people thought it was a way of escaping from the UPA regime.
“We have to move together to fulfil the dream of a strong, safe, developed and inclusive nation. I think beyond winning and losing elections. I strive for the welfare of the countrymen. For me, what is satisfying is the opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians and do work that has made a positive difference in the lives of our citizens,” Modi said.
Turning the tables on it after its leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said PM Modi cannot diminish his party’s “high” stature Modi said it became so high that it lost connect with the country’s roots and that “the higher you become, the happier I will be.”
“So busy were they with delusions of soaring high that they forgot to remain rooted to the ground. So busy were they soaring that they thought anyone on the ground is lowly and dirty. We have no such desire to soar. We are happy grounded, rooted and with our people,” he said.
Mocking the Congress, the Prime Minister said he is being cursed for not putting its leaders in jail, an apparent reference to its top leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, and then retorted that at least they are on bail and “enjoying themselves”.
In his speech , Chowdhury had attacked the government over its criticism on the alleged 2G and coal scams, saying if Congress leaders were involved in corruption, then why Sonia Gandhi and Rahul were sitting in Parliament and not in jail.