PM slams opposition's 'hunger for power' in reply to no-confidence motion debatetext_fields
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday responded to a barrage of accusations made by the opposition during the debate on the no-confidence resolution against his administration. In response to the discussion surrounding the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Modi congratulated the opposition for initiating it and predicted that it will once more be fortunate for us, Times of India reported.
"In 2018, they brought a no-confidence motion and we won with huge margin. Now again, they have brought a no confidence motion and I am sure both the BJP and the NDA will return to power with record numbers," PM Modi said taking a dig at the opposition.
"I gave them five years to come better prepared for a no-confidence debate, but you have failed again. Why don't you work hard," PM Modi said. He accused the opposition of staying away from discussions on important Bills in Parliament.
"You are not worried about the hunger of the poor, you are worried about your hunger for power," PM Modi said.
PM Narendra Modi highlighted the achievements of his government and said, "We've taken India's reputation to greater heights but there are some people who are trying to tarnish the image of our country in the world. But today the world's trust in India is increasing."
"Poverty is going down in India. NITI Aayog and IMF data shows that country has almost got rid of extreme poverty," PM Modi said.
'Congress has become arrogant'
In his speech, Prime Minister Modi singled out the Congress and claimed that the Indian public has lost faith in the grand old party. "Congress is so blinded by arrogance that it cannot see ground reality, PM Modi said and added, "People of this country have expressed no confidence in the Congress several times."
"Nothing is Congress' own, from its poll symbol to ideas, everything has been borrowed from someone else," PM Modi said. "Congress adopted flag similar to national tricolour to add credibility, they also 'stole' Gandhi surname for gains," he added.
PM Modi referenced the grand old party's last electoral victory in a number of states as evidence of the Congress' declining electoral fortunes.
According to PM Modi, the people of these states have shown no confidence in the Congress a number of years ago.
Power of no-confidence motion has brought PM to Parliament'
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, criticised the Prime Minister earlier today for remaining silent over the Manipur problem. He claimed that although the opposition was aware that it lacked the necessary support to topple the government, they nevertheless wanted the prime minister to come to the House and speak on Manipur.
"The power of no-confidence motion has brought the Prime Minister to Parliament today," Adhir said. However, some of his remarks against the Prime Minister triggered an uproar in the House, with the treasury benches raising strong objections.