Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Political Mirror

Lok Sabha

Narendra Modi’s digs at opposition, tells Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s Lok Sabha post secure

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100-minute reply in the Lok Sabha to the debate on Motion of Thanks on President’s Address was peppered with digs at opposition leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Saugata Roy.

Modi did not name Congress leader Rahul Gandhi but a large part of the speech was devoted to hitting out at the Congress scion for “blind opposition” to his government’s initiatives such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Fit India’ and the nation’s response to COVID-19.

“The manner in which you speak, the way you raise issues, you appear to have resolved not to return to power for 100 years. If you have decided for 100 years, then I have also prepared (for it),” Modi said.

The prime minister said he was amazed at the manner in which the Congress criticised the government on its response to the pandemic.

As Chowdhury, the Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, tried to interrupt Modi repeatedly, the prime minister urged him to return to his seat.

“You have improved your confidential report. Those who have to register your performance have taken note of it. Nobody will dare remove you from your post during this session. I can guarantee this to you,” Modi said.

The prime minister also took a dig at Roy, the Trinamool member from Dum Dum in West Bengal, when Speaker Om Birla asked him not to speak out of turn.

“We should make this exception for dada. Even at this age he tries to enjoy like a child,” Modi said referring to the 74-year-old Roy.

The prime minister also agreed to yield to Roy and allow him to speak just to ensure that the Trinamool leader continued to shower him with affection.

Modi also took a jibe at Gandhi’s absence in the Lok Sabha, saying “some people scoot after speaking and others have to bear the brunt”.

Source: Press Trust of India

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


NEW DELHI:A man disguised as an advocate was allegedly caught by the police security detail of the main witness in the 1984 Anti Sikh...


BARAMULLA: India’s Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday ruled out holding dialogue with Pakistan and asserted that the Modi government will wipe out terrorism...


SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Monday urged the natives of Jammu and Kashmir to register themselves in the electoral rolls so...


LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday appealed to the country’s constitutional institutions, including the Election Commission of India, to conduct an inquiry into the...


NEW DELHI: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday evening declared his party’s candidates for three seats for the coming Assembly elections in Gujarat. Elections...