Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a blistering attack against the opposition parties and said that the idea of 'Mahagathbandhan' (Grand Alliance) is a 'Mahamilawat' (Grand Adulteration) and the people are aware of it. Speaking from the floor of the Lok Sabha in his reply to the Motion of Thanks, PM Modi said, "In 2014, for the first time in 30 years, the people gave India its first full majority government. Now the Mahamilawat (Grand Adulteration) is about to come".
"The voters understand how a 'mahamilawat' government can be harmful to the country. When the government has a majority, the performance is undoubtedly different," he said. Then, in a dig at the 23-party Opposition rally in Kolkata, he said, "The voters do not want a "Mahamilawat" government of those who assembled in Kolkata," PM Modi added.
PM Modi also took a dig at Congress party president Rahul Gandhi and said that those who are labelling baseless allegations on him should first introspect. The prime minister also retorted to Rahul Gandhi's favourite slogan with a tweak of a well-known Hindi proverb. "The thief is scolding the chowkidar (watchman)," he said.
Attacking the Congress party over alleged scams in the defence deals, PM Modi said, "There has been not a single deal in the past which was done without a middleman involving in it. I want to say it on the floor of the Parliament that the Indian National Congress does not want our armed forces to be strong. They do not want our security apparatus to be strong. Which companies are they bidding for that they are acting so shamefully," he added.
Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi for his allegations on the Rafale fighter jet deal, PM Modi said the Congress did not wish to see the country's armed forces strong. "I wondered why they speak lies on Rafale with such confidence. Then I realised because they know in all their years in power there hasn't been a single honest defence deal. Some mama, some chacha kept coming in," he said.
In a frontal attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that those who imposed Emergency "bullied" the judiciary and insulted the Army were accusing him of destroying institutions. Hitting out at the Congress, PM Modi said for some BC stands for 'before Congress' and AD for 'after dynasty'.
"Congress imposed Emergency, but they say Modi is destroying institutions. Congress insults Army, calls the Army chief a 'goonda' but they say Modi is destroying institutions," the PM said in a hard-hitting reply to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to President's address in the Lok Sabha.
"The Congress misused Article 356 to dismiss state governments several times. Indira Gandhi herself dismissed state governments 50 times," PM Modi said. The prime minister said in a poll year, leaders have compulsions to make charges but lamented that while slamming Modi and BJP, some people "start attacking India".
He alleged that the opposition's ability to listen to the truth has diminished. The Congress, he said, questioned the Election Commission and Electronic Voting Machines but is accusing him of destroying institutions.
"Congress bullies the judiciary but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress calls Planning Commission a bunch of jokers but Modi is destroying institutions," PM Modi said. He also took a dig at the recent opposition rally in Kolkata organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.
Highlights of PM Modi's speech in Lok Sabha:
Those who have looted India, will have to fear Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
PM: India will be friends with both Israel & Palestine. India will be friends with both Saudi Arabia&Iran.Our foreign policy has led to India's voice becoming stronger on the world stage. Also,I am happy that after our efforts other parties are also reaching out to NRIs, its good pic.twitter.com/xkOb68gsj3— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Our voices are now being heard on a global platform, says PM Modi.
PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha: 99 agricultural schemes which were stuck, are being completed by us now pic.twitter.com/z0Sn9Fr1Dy— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Every year, while filing I-T, non-corporate taxpayers, who don't get a salary, but provide salaries to their employees. 6.25 lakh of these taxpayers have emerged. Do you think they also provide employment to others?: PM Modi.
In the last 4 years, 6.35 lakh new professionals have come up. You think if a doctor opens a clinic or a nursing home then he will employ only 1 person? Or does a CA only employ 1 person?
"Our Government has worked towards the good health and wellbeing of the people of India. Prices of stents, knee surgeries and medicines are coming down. This is helping the poorest of the poor," says PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
PM: Jo bhaag gaye hain vo twitter pe ro rahe hain ki mai to 9,000 crore le kar nikla tha lekin Modi ne 13,000 crore rupay mera zabt kar liya. Twitter kar rahe hain aur bolte hai ki subah uthta hoon to pata chalta hai ki meri aaj ye sampatti ka pata lag gaya vo bhi zapt ho gayi. pic.twitter.com/PRARyXTEIP— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
PM Modi in Lok Sabha: Mahatma Gandhi had back then recommended the dissolution of Congress party. So 'Congress mukt Bharat' is not my slogan but I am just fulfilling the wish of Gandhi ji. Shradhanjanli ke roop mein ye karna hi karna hai, kitni bhi milawat karlo bach nahi sakte pic.twitter.com/wgddw5kqEs— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Two songs became very popular: 'Baaki kuch bacha to mehengayi maar gayi' and 'Mehengayi dayen khaaye jaat hai'. Both these songs were in who's tenure? First during Indiraji and second during the remote controlled government: PM Modi.
Our Government has worked towards the good health and wellbeing of the people of India. Prices of stents, knee surgeries and medicines are coming down. This is helping the poorest of the poor: PM Narendra Modi.
I am astonished that people are casting aspersions on schemes like 'Ayushman Bharat', says PM Modi.
What was the reason LED bulbs were so costly during the UPA era: PM Modi.
I have brought revolutionary changes in the field of medication: PM Modi.
Thousands of organisations were getting funds from overseas. We sought transparency in the process but these organisations shut down. Why was such money allowed to come in without accountability: PM Modi.
Price rise and Congress are a team. When Congress comes, so does rising prices. The NDA Government has worked to keep prices under check: PM Modi.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was always ahead of his time. He had said that joining Congress is like committing suicide: PM Modi.
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar had once said that going into an alliance with Congress will be like committing suicide: PM Modi
We don't need favours from anyone, my government has no corruption baggage: PM Narendra Modi.
Congress alliance partners have accepted 'Milawati' culture, says PM Modi.
"Three lakh fraud companies were shut down due to demonetisation," says PM Modi.
Our commitments are stronger than the roadblocks, says PM Modi.
Public wealth was looted during Congress rule: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
Which companies are they bidding for that they are acting so shamefully: PM Modi.
I want to say it on the floor of the Parliament that the Indian National Congress does not want our armed forces to be strong. They do not want our security apparatus to be strong: PM Modi.
There has been no single defence deal during the Congress era which was done transparently: PM Modi
PM Modi: Congress doesn't' want our Air Force to be strong, I am levelling a serious allegation here. You want this Rafale deal to be cancelled, on whose behest? For which company?
PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha: In 2010 Commonwealth games, on one hand, our athletes were working hard to win medals for the country, while these people(Congress) were accumulating wealth for themselves pic.twitter.com/yrw12lIheO— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
Indian army was not provided the basic equipment during the UPA era, says PM Modi.
PM Modi takes dig at Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi.
Those who have looted India are now crying on Twitter, says PM Modi
The people of India have seen the work a government with a full majority can do. They have seen the work of NDA: PM Modi.
We have been working 24/7 for the development of the country: PM Modi.
PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha: People have seen the work a Government with an absolute majority can do. They have seen our work. They do not want a 'Mahamilavat' Government of those who recently gathered in Kolkata pic.twitter.com/OfdVaCOSLm— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
The people of India have seen the work a Government with a full majority can do.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 7, 2019
They have seen the work of NDA.
They do not want a महामिलावट Government of those who assembled in Kolkata: PM @narendramodi
Think about it, Congress imposed Emergency, but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress insults Army, calls the Army Chief a Gunda but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress leaders create stories that Indian Army is doing a coup but Modi is destroying institutions: PM Modi.
There is no middleman in my government, says PM Modi.
The nation will reject 'Mahamilawat' alliance, says PM Modi
'Mahamilawat' can happen in Kolkata only, not possible in Delhi: PM Modi's dig at 'Mahagathbandhan'
In their 55 years, sanitation coverage was around 38% and in our 55 months, it is nearly 98%. Gas connections in their 55 years was 12 crore, it is 13 crore in 55 months. We have worked at greater speed in our five years: PM Narendra Modi.
From gas connection to road connectivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lists the achievements of his government in Lok Sabha.
My government is dedicated to the poor, says PM Modi.
You know what is my crime for them? That a person born to a poor family is challenging their Sultunate: PM Modi.
Congress has misused Article 356 to pull down governments: PM Modi.
We need to take stock of where we were 4.5 years back, and what kind of progress we have made over the past 4.5 years: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
Before pointing finger on Modi, Congress should introspect: PM Modi
Just because they don't like a Supreme Court decision, they will say anything, write anything?: PM Modi in Parliament.
Why you people are so scared? Asks PM Modi to Congress party.
Congress has insulted every constitutional institution, says PM Modi.
In hating Modi, the Opposition has begun to hate the nation. That is why their leaders go to London and do press conferences to show India in a bad light: PM Modi.
BC-Before Congress, when nothing happened. AD-After dynasty, where everything happened, says PM @narendramodi— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) February 7, 2019
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Congress imposed emergency, insulted army chief: PM Modi
India is seeing remarkable progress in the last four years. In all spheres, investment, steel sector, start ups, milk and agriculture, aviation, India's progress is outstanding: PM Modi.
I welcome opposition's criticism on Narendra Modi and his policies, says PM Modi.
Our friends in the Congress see things in two time periods. BC- Before Congress, when nothing happened. AD- After dynasty- where everything happened: PM Modi.
PM Modi lists NDA government's achievements
We face the challenges and work to fulfil people's aspirations: PM Modi.
It is trust and optimism that will take our nation forward. We are not those who run away from challenges, says PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
I am grateful to President Ram Nath Kovind for acknowledging government's efforts, says PM Modi in his address to Lok Sabha.
So many members spoke in the debate in the Parliament. I thank them all: PM Modi in the Lok Sabha.
I congratulate all those who will be voting for the first time in the 2019 Parliamentary polls. Those born in the 21st century are now going to be voters and thus, they will play a role in shaping India's progress: PM Modi in the Lok Sabha.
There is no room for corruption: PM Narendra Modi.
A government has to work for the people of India, a government has to be sensitive to people's aspirations: PM Modi.
I thank the house for constructive debate, says PM Modi
PM Modi begins his reply.
We all respect Mamata Banerjee, but she shouldn't have protected Rajeev Kumar, says Ramdas Athawale.
Ramdas Athawale slams Congress in Lok Sabha with his sarcastic 'shayaris'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Lok Sabha to reply on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address.
Earlier, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge again demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee for the alleged scam in Rafale deal.
Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul said the party was happier when Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani and Balasaheb Thackeray were at the helm of affairs.
Earlier participating in the debate, AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi attacked the government and alleged that the Bharat Ratna has become the exclusive club of the upper caste.
The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House today and the day after.
The Congress party has asked all its party MPs in the Lok Sabha to be present during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address Lok Sabha shortly.