Wednesday, July 17, 2024

PM Modi Takes ‘Remote Control’ Dig At Sonia Gandhi In Rajya Sabha – N.F Times


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, saying previous governments used to be run on “autopilot” and “remote control”, even as opposition MPs staged a walkout of the Rajya Sabha.

Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, PM Modi said, “There are such people who are used to running the government on autopilot and remote pilot. They don’t believe in working.”

Mounting a scathing attack on the opposition, PM Modi said there was an “active bid” to “blackout” NDA’s victory in the Lok Sabha polls even as he highlighted that a government retained power for a third consecutive term after 60 years.

“The government has completed 10 years, it has 20 more years to go. Efforts are being made to black out the decision of the people of the country,” he said.

Scaling up his attack on the Congress-led INDIA bloc, he also took a jibe at the latter’s slogans of ‘one-third sarkar’ and said that people have rightly given the mandate.

LoP Mallikarjun Kharge wanted to intervene during Modi’s reply but Rajya Sabha chairperson Jagdeep Dhankhar did not heed his request, leading to a walkout by opposition MPs.

Modi said the opposition cannot listen to replies to the questions they raised and can only run away.

Modi also lauded the countrymen for giving a massive mandate to the BJP-led NDA and said that people have prioritised welfare and defeated the divisive agenda of the Congress party.

“People of the country have chosen progress over propaganda, reposed faith in the party that works for them and rejected the one that thrives on fake agenda,” PM Modi stated amid strong uproar by the Opposition benches.

He said that in the long journey of Parliament democracy, the NDA government has a chance to serve the people for the third term and the ruling dispensation will harness all its strength and potential to realise the dream of Viksit Bharat and Atmanirbhar Bharat.


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