Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Congress split Andhra for political gains says Modi, MPs protest in Parliament

PM Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha Congress split Andhra for political gains says Modi, MPs protest in Parliament
Melinda Barton | 09 February, 2018, 04:36

Earlier, Modi had blamed Congress for partition and the existing tension in Kashmir.

"Today the rise in NPAs (non-performing assets) is due to the interest on Rs 52,000 crore. He spoke for more than an hour but nothing on the burning issues facing the country", he said. The previous government is fully responsible.

Incidentally, TDP members were present in the Well throughout the day demanding the government fulfil promises made to them during bifurcation. "The government, bank and middlemen would jointly restructure the loans on paper and lakhs of crores were given". The Prime Minister did not refer to any character and left the House guessing which character he had likened the Congress MP to. "I have proof of how the Congress looted and plundered India". I remained quiet in the interest of the country.

He said his government had made progress in infrastructure, digital advancement, aviation, banking, farmers' development, among other aspects.

# NPAs: UPA is to blame for NPA mess - the result of Cong's "sins". Basava said "those with wealth will build temples; what do I do a poor man?"

Modi said India did not get democracy because of Nehru, and asked the Congress leaders to "please look at our rich history where there are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago". He invited all Opposition parties to give suggestions to improve the healthcare scheme, which the government had announced in the new Budget. "Let us work together to fulfil the dreams of the people", he said even as the opposition chanted slogans. "And I think the public would realise this", he added.

Gandhi said, "This is for the time that the defence minister is saying that she will not tell the nation".

Alluding to Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyyar's infamous comments comparing presidential elections within Congress to Mughals' aristocratic rule, Modi said, "Will Congress teach us democracy?"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took on the Congress during his speech in the Rajya Sabha. Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first Prime Minister, a part of Kashmir would not have been under control of Pakistan, he said. "Here (in Parliament) you have to give answers and not ask questions to the country instead", he said.

As reported by ThePrint, months before it signed the deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in 2016, the NDA government passed over another European offer that promised deliveries of the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, which was €59 million per unit cheaper than the French planes. He was speaking in both the Houses of Parliament in reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address which was adopted without any amendments by the two Houses.