Replying to the motion of thanks on the Presidential address to the joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress and said that the main Opposition party was unable to digest that a poor man like him was challenging their 'Sultanate'.
"You know what is my crime for them? That a person born to a poor family is challenging their Sultanate 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 bad light," PM Modi said in Lok Sabha.
PM Modi Lok Sabha speech Highlights:
7:45 pm: We will always fulfil the aspirations of the people of India. I assure you, those who have looted the nation will continue to be scared of Narendra Modi, PM Modi says in Lok Sabha
7:36 pm: India will be friends with both Israel and Palestine. India will be friends with both Saudi Arabia and Iran. Our foreign policy has led to India's voice becoming stronger at the world stage: PM Modi
7:25 pm: 99 agricultural schemes which were stuck for long are being completed by us now: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
7:11 pm: 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 Modi says in Lok Sabha
7:09 pm: What was the reason LED bulbs were so costly during the UPA era? PM Modi in Lok Sabha
7:06 pm: 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 says in Lok Sabha
6:56 pm: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was always ahead of his time. He had said that joining Congress is like committing suicide: PM Modi
6:50 pm: 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
6:48 pm: 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: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
6:47 pm: The phone banking of the UPA did wonders for the friends of their leaders. Due to such favouritism, our banking system witnessed many problems: PM Modi
6:40 pm: During the CWG 2010, our players were playing hard to win medals for India. But, for Congress, Commonwealth Games were an opportunity to boost personal wealth of a few in the Party: PM Modi
6:37 pm: The people of India have seen the work a Government with a full majority can do. They have seen the work of NDA. They do not want a mahamilavat government of those who assembled in Kolkata: PM Modi
6:36 pm: 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
6:35 pm: 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 Modi says in Lok Sabha
6:34 pm: Congress misused Article 356 several times but they say Modi is destroying institutions. Congress questions the EC and EVM but Modi is 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 in Lok Sabha
6:25 pm: You know what is my crime for them? That a person born to a poor family is challenging their Sultanate, PM Modi says in Lok Sabha
6:19 pm: 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 bad light: PM Modi says in Lok Sabha
6:16 pm: It is trust and optimism that will take our nation forward. We are not those who run away from challenges. We face the challenges and work to fulfil people's aspirations: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
6:15 pm: 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
6:14 pm: 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
6:12 pm: In poll year, leaders have compulsion to make charges, says PM Modi in Lok Sabha while speaking during Motion of Thanks on President's address to joint sitting of Parliament.
6:09 pm: 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 Lok Sabha
6:07 pm: A Government has to work for the people of India, a Government has to be sensitive to people's aspirations. There is no room for corruption: PM Modi
6:05 pm: So many members spoke in the debate in the Parliament. I thank them all: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
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