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PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi, says 'How do I reply to person who does not listen, skips Parliament'

During the interview with ANI, PM Modi said that detailed answers were given by respective ministries and he had also spoken on some subjects whenever and wherever it was necessary.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 09, 2022 21:00 IST
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PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi, says 'How do I reply to person who does not listen, skips Parliament'

Highlights

  • PM Modi talked to news agency ANI, ahead of assembly elections in 5 important states.
  • He took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying he 'skips Parliament'.
  • His remark came in response to Rahul's attack on Central govt.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to news agency ANI, ahead of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. During the interview, he took a dig at Congress leader saying, "How do I reply to person who does not listen, and skips the Parliament session". PM's remark came in response to Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Central government for not issuing a clarification on issues like the India-China border dispute and rising unemployment in Parliament, 

During the interview with ANI, PM Modi said that detailed answers were given by respective ministries and he had also spoken on some subjects whenever and wherever it was necessary. He targeted the former Congress chief and dubbed him as a "person who does not listen and does not sit in the House." Stressing that he welcomes debate in Parliament, PM Modi said that he and his government do not attack anyone and believe in dialogue.

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"I don't know the language to attack (someone) and it is not in my nature as well. But on the basis of logic and facts, the media might interpret my words in the House to stir some controversy."

The Prime Minister was responding to a question on Congress allegations that during his speeches in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, he did not answer Rahul Gandhi's questions on unemployment, the India-China issue and attacked the Congress party instead.

Elaborating further, the Prime Minister said, "We don't attack anyone, instead we believe in holding dialogue. At times, there are debates (vaad-vivaad), interruptions (toka-taki) (in Parliament), I welcome this and that is why I don't have any reason to be miffed (on these subjects)."

"I have given facts on every subject and spoken on every subject on the basis of facts. On some subjects, our external affairs ministry and defence ministry have given detailed answers and wherever it was necessary, I had also spoken. How do I reply to a person who does not listen, and does not sit in the House?" he added.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong attack on the Congress during his speeches in the Parliament and said the BJP-led government was "scared of Congress". He alleged that the Prime Minister's "fear of Congress" was reflected in the Parliament and he focused on criticising the party and did not talk about the promises made by the BJP.

Starting the discussion on behalf of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha on February 2, the former Congress president had fiercely targeted the Central government and PM Modi over unemployment, inflation, and the India-China border issue.

(With ANI Inputs)

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