Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress for not having even 100 members in the Parliament. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Forbesganj in Bihar.
PM Modi said that the Congress is in such a state that it does not have 100 members of Parliament, even if the figure of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is combined together. The prime minister said that Congress has never kept its promises and that is why its total has declined below 100 in the Parliament.
Congress has 89 MPs in Parliament
The Congress, which dominated the 242-member Rajya Sabha for a long time, is now down to its lowest ever tally of 38 seats after losing two more seats to the BJP. Along with its MPs in the Lok Sabha, the Congress now has a total of 89 members in parliament, far short of 100.
This is the widest ever gap between the BJP and the Congress, which was voted out in 2014 after 10 years in power.
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The Congress has zero MPs from 14 key states and in politically vital Uttar Pradesh, home to most of the party’s icons, it has only one member – party president Sonia Gandhi.
NDA has 104 MPs in Rajya Sabha
Notably, the ruling National Democratic Alliance government has 104 MPs in Rajya Sabha. Interestingly, for the first time ever, the tally crossed the 100-mark on November 2 after nine BJP candidates were elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed.
Major boost for NDA
With BJP winning nine seats, NDA’s tally in Rajya Sabha has increased to 104. The halfway mark is, however, 121. A greater presence in the Rajya Sabha means that the Centre can get its legislations passed easily with the help of parties that support it from outside.
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