February 7, 2017 10:08:39 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to the discussion on motion of thanks to the President’s joint address to the Parliament on Budget Day.
In a direct reference to the previous UPA dispensation at the Centre, PM Modi drew parallels between the working style of the Congress and the BJP. “In 2014 elections, one party was campaigning on whether they would give 9 or 12 cylinders. But after coming to power, we asked people whether they were willing to give up subsidy. So many people gave up subsidy,” he said. He, however, added that every government has made a contribution to the country.
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The motion, tabled by Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday had witnessed heated discussion as the Opposition blamed the government for job losses, economic slowdown, agricultural distress caused by demonetisation. Sharma also hit out at the Opposition for dividing the society on religious lines. He added that it was ‘shameful’ that they had sought “evidence for patriotism” after surgical strikes.
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1:42 pm: The PM has concluded his address.
1:35 pm: Why was it that there were crop insurance schemes earlier but farmers were not keen to avail of the benefits, says PM Modi
1:28 pm: 22,27,000 houses were constructed in one year, says PM
1:25 pm: Almost Rs 50,000 crore goes into the pockets of middlemen and not rightfully to the poor. Now, middlemen no longer enjoy the benefits they did. We have stopped the corruption and loot: PM
1:22 pm: What is the reason that in such a popular scheme like NREGA, the laws were changed 1035 times. The country wants to know: PM
1:20 pm: Have the courage to listen to me. This government has the will power to fight corruption, says PM Modi
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1:14 pm: Aap Modi ka virodh karein, karna chahiye aapka kaam hai; lekin achi chizon ko aagey badhana chahiye, says PM Modi
1:01 pm: You say Rajiv Gandhi brought IT revolution and advocated for digital systems. Now when I tell people to use the same mobile phone to do digital payments, you dont agree with me: PM
12:55 pm: Like Swachh Bharat, the decision on demonetisation is a movement to clean India (from corruption and black money), says PM Modi
12:54 pm: When can you have an operation? When the body is healthy. The economy was doing well and thus our decision was taken at the right time, says PM Modi
12:50 pm: We do not see everything from the prism of elections. The interests of the nation are supreme for us, says PM
12:48 pm: It does not matter how big you are, you will have to give back what belongs to the poor. My fight is for the poor…My fight is for the poor and giving the poor their due. This fight will continue, says PM
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12:44 pm: In 1988 when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister, he had more majority in both Houses than Pandit Nehru. The Congress was everywhere from panchayat to Parliament. A bill was made to tackle benami property but it was never notified. Why, all these 26 years, the bill was never notified?, asks PM
12:40 pm: We were always ready for a debate on demonetisation…you were more interested in giving TV bytes than engage in a debate: PM to opposition.
12:39 pm: I was surprised that there were some who made cleanliness also a political issue. Why can’t we work together on ushering a Swachh Bharat. When Rail budget was first presented, the transport sector was different. Now things are different & a more comprehensive look is needed, says PM
12:37 pm: The prime minister talks about how the budget always used to be presented in the evening. ‘The custom changed during Atal ji’s government,’ says PM
Somewhere on the way, ‘Jan Shakti’ was forgotten. We do not accept this. Let us understand & appreciate the inherent strength of our people & take India to newer heights. Faith in Jan Shakti will give results: PM
12:30 pm: Every government has had a contribution to the country, says PM
12:27 pm: In 2014 elections, one party was campaigning on whether they would give 9 or 12 cylinders. But after coming to power, we asked people whether they were willing to give up subsidy. So many people gave up subsidy: PM Modi
12:23 pm: We remember how democracy was under threat from 1975 to 1977, when opposition leaders were jailed, newspaper freedom curtailed, says PM
It is due to this ‘Jan Shakti’ that the person born to a poor family can become the Prime Minister of India: PM
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There are many people here like me who were born after independence, we were not lucky to fight in the freedom struggle, but we are living and working for India: PM
12:20 pm: PM Modi now talks about the Emergency and the conditions then when democracy was crushed.
12:16 pm: PM Modi is talking about the earthquake that happened in Uttarakhand on Monday night. “Sometimes, Mother Earth is also unhappy,” he says.
12:15 pm: PM Modi is speaking. He thanked the President for his address to the joint sitting of Parliament.
12:11 pm: Trinamool Congress MPs enraged at the allegations made by BJP leaders against WB CM Mamata Banerjee.
“How can you use the CBI as a weapon?” an MP thundered.
Statement by MoS Home, Kiren Rijiju in LS replying to a question on communal incidents. In UP 162 incidents in 2016, 155 in 2015. pic.twitter.com/WfzXl8mx2N
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10:55 am: Trinamool Congress lawmakers are protesting in front of the Gandhi statue in the Parliament complex for electoral reform measures and state funding of elections.
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