Monday, November 29, 2021

PM Modi’s reply in Lok Sabha arrogant: Congress

Answering criticism over demonetisation, Modi asserted in the Lok Sabha that the timing for the decision was perfect as the economy was doing well and hit out at Congress whose record he questioned with regard to various issues.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
February 7, 2017 6:21:53 pm
Prime Minister Lok Sabha speech, PM Modi Lok Sabha speech, Narendra Modi, Modi, Modi Lok Sabha speech, Lok sabha speech, Modi top quotes, Lok Sabha discussion, India news, latest news, indian express PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha. (YouTube screengrab)

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha as “arrogant”, Congress today said he lost a “good” opportunity to present his vision and what he and his party stood for. “This was quite an arrogant reply. This was the last opportunity for him. Because next budget and President’s address will be before the next Lok Sabha election.

Watch what else is making news

“He should have used this window of opportunity to present his vision, clarity and also perspective for the country. Perhaps he has lost his life’s opportunity or the NDA has lost this good opportunity to present what they stand for,” Congress leader Veerappa Moily told reporters outside Parliament.

Answering criticism over demonetisation, Modi asserted in the Lok Sabha that the timing for the decision was perfect as the economy was doing well and hit out at Congress whose record he questioned with regard to various issues.

Replying to a debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address which was adopted by the House later amid walkout by Congress, he addressed point-by-point the issues raised by the Opposition, including surgical strikes and allocations for MNREGA, agriculture sector and for Scheduled Castes.

Another Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor said that just by giving a good speech, good days do not come as for that there is a need to do some work.

“By giving a accha bhashan (good speech), acche din (good days) does not come. To bring good days, there is a need for work as well. We have just heard his speech.

“Today on this demonetisation, we are again getting an opportunity to speak. Because the Ordinance which the government had promulgated, they have now brought a Bill. We will answer on this,” Tharoor said.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X