Modi Launched a Counter Attack Against Congress

Updated: 04:24 GMT, Feb 8, 2018 | Published: 11:50 GMT, Feb 7, 2018 |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a counter attack against the Congress in Lok Sabha saying Partition was a result of Congress’ wrong policies. Replying to the Motion of Thanks on President Ram Nath Kovind’s address, Modi said, “Not a single day has passed when country has not suffered due to poison sowed by you (Congress).”

There was pandemonium in Lok Sabha as soon as the PM began his speech. Modi, however, said Opposition has the right to protest but not disrupt. Responding to the Congress’ charge of muzzling the Opposition voices, the PM said the ‘Congress should not teach us lesson on democracy’. “The Congress crushed Opposition voices. We cannot forget how the Congress insulted Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, a proud son of Andhra Pradesh. They humiliated him. Nobody in India needs lessons on democracy from the Congress Party,” he said.

Earlier on Monday, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that there is an atmosphere of “fear” in the country, phones of Opposition leaders were being tapped and they had all been “reduced to terrorists” by the BJP-led government at the Centre.

Slamming the ‘sycophancy culture in the Congress’, the PM said, “You were only singing paeans of one family instead of focusing on taking the country forward. How can one of the leaders say India got democracy due to Pandit Nehru and Congress Party? Is this their reading of India’s history? What arrogance is this? India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history. There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture,” he said.

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