PM Modi in extends Motion of Thanks to the President in the Rajya Sabha. (Photo: ANI)
Replying to Motion of Thanks on President Ram Nath Kovind's speech last week in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the Rajya Sabha while laying out the BJP 2.0 government's roadmap for the next five years. On Monday, Parliament had taken up the discussion on Motion of Thanks on Kovind's address to the joint sitting of both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Here are the top quotes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Motion of Thanks on President Kovind's speech in Parliament:
Did India lose in Wayanad? Did India lose in Rae Bareli? Did India lose in Trivandrum, what about Amethi? What kind of argument is this? If Congress loses then does that mean India lost? There is a limit to arrogance. Congress could not win a single seat in 17 states
I was saddened when some leaders said- the BJP and allies won the elections but the country lost and democracy lost. These statements are really unfortunate. Why should we question decision of voters?
By saying farmers sold themselves just because of Rs 2,000 scheme is an insult to farmers. I am shocked, even media was abused, it was said elections were won because of the media. What do such ppl mean? That media is on sale? Does same logic apply to Tamil Nadu and Kerala?
We should appreciate how our electoral processes have improved over the years. In 1950s polling process took long time to complete. Violence and booth capturing were common in some places. Now, news is about rising voter turnout. This is a healthy signal.
My friends in the Congress have not been able to digest victory, they have not been able to accept defeat. This is not a healthy sign in a democracy..
This same attitude is visible when it comes to discussing 'One Nation, One Election.' Yes, some may not like this idea or have views on this. But, it is important to present these ideas and have discussions on this.
The voters now are very very aware, they not only know what is happening in Lok Sabha but also what is happening in Rajya Sabha, and they voted this time keeping these facts in mind.
Now they are slamming New India. Do they want old India back? Old India where cabinet decisions were torn in press meets, old India where Navy was used for personal trips, old India where numerous scams existed,old India which supported tukde tukde gang?
The Opposition started 'Your Terrorism, My Terrorism".
The lynching in Jharkhand has pained me. It has saddened others too. But, some people in the Rajya Sabha are calling Jharkhand a hub of lynching. Is this fair? Why are they insulting a state. None of us have the right to insult the state of Jharkhand.
I think Azad sahab(Ghulam Nabi Azad) is having blurred vision. Maybe he is seeing everything from political spectacles. Ghalib said something for such ppl 'ta umr Ghalib ye bhool karta raha, dhool chehre pe thi,aaina saaf karta raha.'
The need of the hour is to strengthen Ayushman Bharat. We want our poor to get top quality and affordable treatment.