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PM Modi invokes 'Sholay' dialogues to mock Congress, says 'Teesri baar toh haare hain par mausi ji...'
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PM Modi invokes 'Sholay' dialogues to mock Congress, says 'Teesri baar toh haare hain par mausi ji...'

| @indiablooms | 03 Jul 2024, 12:09 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made reference to Bollywood superhit film 'Sholay' as he attacked Congress and Rahul Gandhi.

He invoked an iconic scene from Sholay to mock the Congress, saying that despite losing the Lok Sabha polls for a third time, the grand old party's refrain was- "mausi ji, it is a moral victory after all."

Modi, who was fighting a vociferous battle with the opposition as he delivered his speech on the Motion of Thanks to President Droupadi Murmu's joint address to Parliament last week, said: "The statements of Congress leaders have even surpassed film Sholay. You all would remember mausi ji from the film. Teesri baar toh haare hain par mausi ji, moral victory toh hai na (we have lost third time but Mausi ji, it is a moral victory).

"Arey Mausi 13 rajyon mein zero seat aayi hai par hero to hai na (Mausi, we got zero seats in 13 states but I am a hero)," he said, attacking Rahul Gandhi.

"Party ki lutiya toh duboyi hai, arey Mausi party abhi saansein toh le rahi hai (Have sunk the party but it is still breathing)," Modi said.

The Sholay dialogue spoofed is between Amitabh Bachchan (Jay) and aunt of Hema Malini (Basanti) for the marriage proposal of Dharmendra (Veeru) with Hema.

In his address, Modi urged the Congress not to suppress the mandate under the garb of "fake victory celebrations".

"Do not drown the mandate in the intoxication of fake victory. Honestly understand and accept the mandate of the people," he said.

"I don't know if the Congress allies have done an analysis of the polls. This election is also a message for these allies. The Congress will be known as the Parjeevi Congress party from 2024," Modi said.

Parjeevi is one who feeds on the body it resides in and the Congress eats up the votes of the party it allies with while prospering at the cost of its ally, the PM said.

"I am calling it parasitic on the basis of facts. Wherever the Congress and the BJP were in a direct contest or where the Congress was the major partner, its strike rate there is 26 percent. But where it was a junior partner, in such states, its strike rate was 50 percent," Modi said.

On most of the 99 seats it won, Congress' allies helped it win that is why it is a parjeevi, the prime minister said.

"In 16 states where it fought alone, its vote share went down. In Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh the Congress fought on its own and won two out of 66 seats. This means that the Congress in these polls had become parasitic and rode on the shoulder of its allies to increase its tally," Modi said.

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'!"

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