However, Modi’s speech was thoroughly disappointing. He hid his failures. “When will the PM break his silence, and speak on the Rafale deal”, he said.
Gandhi was referring to the over one and half-hour long speech of Modi in Lok Sabha in which he fiercely attacked the Congress, during his reply on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Speech.
Ahead of the crucial 2018 Karnataka assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday indulged in a rather sarcastic barb of words. We had two-three questions. We are creating an Army of one million new unemployed youth each month. Modi also said that no one should spread rumors about unemployment in the country and the truth is actually entirely different to what people are being led to believe.
Modi stated that the Congress has no “moral right” to talk about democracy.
“The Government of India and its leadership are very grateful to the Jordanian authorities and leadership for the wholehearted cooperation being extended for the prime minister’s transit”, Kumar said.
When Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu objected to Chowdhury’s interruption, Modi said, “Sabhapati Ji, I request you don’t say anything to Renuka ji”. “There is corruption in the Rafale deal, Prime Minister should answer on that”, he said. Please answer in yes or no. Did you ask the Cabinet Committee on Security?
Stating that the country has a history of democracy dating back to thousands of years, he said the Congress has a false belief that democracy in India commenced with its rule. “After our government came to power, we have not given a single loan which turned into a NPA”. “Don’t give sermons on democracy to us”. If you have noticed we haven’t put up a paywall unlike many news organisations, – as we want to keep our journalism open.
He asked why Modi and Jaitley did not take notice of this offer while deciding to buy the Rafale, and shouldn’t both companies have been made to bid afresh through inter-governmental agreements route so as to arrive at the lowest price in favour of public exchequer. Instead we got a visionless election speech. The prime minister had spoken about fighting corruption.
Amid the din, an unfazed prime minister alleged AP was suffering due to the “hasty decision” of the erstwhile UPA government to bifurcate the state in 2014 for “political benefits”.
During Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France in 2015, India and France announced a government-to-government deal wherein the air force would receive 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as soon as possible.
PM Modi attacked the Congress for partitioning the country “for selfish ends.”For electoral reasons and petty gains, even 70 years ago, the Congress divided the nation”.