July 21, 2024 07:44 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Mumbai building collapses amid heavy rain; 1 dead | NTA publishes NEET-UG 2024 result on website as per Supreme Court order | Bangladesh protests: 63 students from Meghalaya return home, says CM Conrad Sangma | Ammonia gas leaks at Tamil Nadu fish plant, 29 workers faint | ED arrests Haryana Congress MLA Surender Panwar in illegal mining case
We saw childish tantrum in Lok Sabha yesterday, Narendra Modi targets Rahul Gandhi, slams Congress over winning 99 seats
Narendra Modi
Photo Courtesy: BJP X page video grab

We saw childish tantrum in Lok Sabha yesterday, Narendra Modi targets Rahul Gandhi, slams Congress over winning 99 seats

| @indiablooms | 02 Jul 2024, 05:36 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address when he targeted the Congress and said it could not even cross the 100-seat mark in the Lok Sabha polls for the third straight time.

Modi was remarking just a day after  Leader of Opposition and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi slammed the ruling dispensation over "Hinduism" triggering a furore in the lower house of Parliament.
Taunting Gandhi, he described his address in the Lok Sabha as 'childish'.

"It's for the third time in a row that Congress couldn't cross the figure of 100 in elections! It's the third biggest failure in elections in the history of Congress," Modi said in the Parliament attacking the grand old party of the country which managed 99 seats in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Taking a jibe at Congress, Modi said: "There was a 'kid', who was very happily celebrating his score of '99'...But one of his teachers wondered and asked, 'why are you distributing sweets, why are you celebrating?'The teacher wanted to tell that there was nothing to celebrate... The '99' points he secured weren't  out of 100, but out of '543'!"

Also Read: Truth can be expunged in Modi's world but not in reality: Rahul Gandhi firm on his Lok Sabha speech

He said in the third term, the BJP-led NDA will work with three times more power and speed.

"Our third term means that we'll bring 3 times results," he said.

Modi vowed that his government will now work to ensure India becomes the third-largest economy in the world.

"We made India the world's 5th largest economy within just 10 years. And now, the pace with which we have been moving ahead will soon make our country shine as the world's 3rd largest economy," Modi said.

Modi, who returned to power for the record third straight term as the Prime Minister, attacked Gandhi over his address in Lok Sabha and described it as 'childish'.

"We saw childish tantrums in the Lok Sabha yesterday," he said sharpening his attack on the grand old part of the country.

"Rahul Gandhi is currently out on bail in corruption case, convicted for insulting OBC community, facing several defamation cases," he said.

Making a scathing remark against Congress, Modi said: "Congress spreading anarchy by its economic policies, divisive politics around castes and regions, questioning democratic process."

"Congress has become a parasitic party in these polls, its allies are behind its victory in most of the 99 seats it won," he said.

He said the Congress should not rejoice winning the 99 seats and said it should accept the mandate.

Rahul Gandhi's 'Hindu' remark stirs row

Gandhi's "Hindu" remark on Monday led to a ruckus and even invited sharp criticism from Prime Minister Modi, who called his comment a "serious matter".

The Congress MP said, "Lord Shiva speaks about non-violence but (pointing towards the treasury bench) people who call themselves as Hindus are doing violence, spreading hatred and speaking lies."

In a strong rebuttal, Modi stood up and said, "Calling the entire Hindu community violent is very serious."

In a return, Gandhi raised his voice further and said, "Narendra Modi is not the entire Hindu society. BJP is not the entire Hindu society. RSS is not the entire Hindu society. This is not BJP's contract."

Gandhi had a heated exchange with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the floor after the former showed Lord Shiva's portrait.

After the Congress MP showed the portrait of Lord Shiva, Speaker Om Birla objected to it saying, "No picture is allowed to be shown in the House."

The heated debate in the Lok Sabha has assumed significance as the ruling NDA is facing a competition from the opposition bench comprising INDIA allies after Modi's BJP failed to get the majority mark in the parliamentary elections.

While the BJP stopped at 240, it needed the mandatory support of the allies to form the government.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.