New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday targeted the Congress while addressing the Lok Sabha on the vote of thanks brought on the President’s address. PM Modi said that with your own thinking, Ram Janmabhoomi would still remain in controversies. If you had your own thinking, the Karatpur Sahib corridor would never have been created. If you had the own ways, your only way, the Indo-Bangladesh dispute would have never settled.
PM counted the achievements of Govt
Targeting the Congress, PM Modi said, “If we had continued on the road followed by the previous Government, Article 370 would not have been abrogated even after 70 years. Muslim women would continue to face the wrath of Triple Talaq.” Even after 50 years, the country would have to wait for the enemy property law. Even after 35 years the country would have to wait for the next generation fighter aircraft. Even after 28 years the anonymous property law is not in force. Even after 20 years the Chief of Defense Staff is not appointed.
‘President’s statement giving direction and inspiration’
PM Modi said, We have worked on the needs of the 21st century. We’ve worked on electricity, rail, airports, mobile connectivity and other such facilities. In this discussion, all the honorable members of the House have put forward their views very well. A voice has arisen that why the government is in a hurry for all the work? Why are we doing all the work together? Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena has written in his poem that “Let those who walk on the path, whose feet are weak and losers, we are loved by those who made our journey, such unbuilt paths.”
The Prime Minister said, “We, instead, have tried to walk ahead with all the Indians living in the region. Ministers and leaders have regularly been there, spent time in Tier-II and Tier-III cities, and have worked for the development in the region. How has the situation changed for the NorthEast! It has had to wait for decades. It was ignored due to the lack of its inability to define political changes. Thus, whenever decisions were taken in the past, the region remained ignored. If the pace was not fast, the houses of 11 crore people would not have toilets. The gas stove would not reach the house of 13 crore poor people. 2 crore new houses would not be built for the poor. Regularisation of 1,700 long-standing Delhi colonies would not have been completed. A sense has emerged that what is the need for this govt to work with so much urgency and eagerness! We are those people who take the path less traveled. Had we taken the path trodden by Congress, problems pending for decades wouldn’t have been solved! We want to walk a new line, devoid of the league. It’s been 70 years since Independence and India should not wait for development anymore. We want to increase both the speed and scale of the work.”
‘Gandhi is life for us’
PM Modi, while addressing the Lok Sabha on Thursday thanked on the motion of thanks on President’s address. In the Lok Sabha, the opposition created a ruckus on the statement of former Union Minister and BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde that Mahatma Gandhi was called the drama of freedom movement. The Prime Minister said sarcastically, “That’s it? Anything else?”. On this, the opposition in Parliament started shouting ‘Mahatma Gandhi Amar Rahe’. A few minutes later, on the question of PM Modi, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary said, “This is a trailer right now.” On this, PM Modi replied, “Gandhi can be a trailer for you. Gandhiji is life for us.”
A pinch on Adhir Ranjan
Modi during his speech on the motion of thanks on the President’s address in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament took a dig at Leader of the Opposition and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. In his opening speech he said, “Honorable Chairman, when I see and hear the Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury ji, first of all I congratulate Kiran Rijiju that the Fit India campaign he has given is a very good example of that. He also speeches and gym with speeches. I thank the honorable member (Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary) for promoting this Fit India for its strength.”