Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a fresh attack at the Congress while addressing the Rajya Sabha, saying the country has been suffering due to the â€œwrongâ€ policies it has pursued since independence.Â
Earlier in the day, PM Modi speaking in Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the Presidentâ€™s address in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The motion is likely to be adopted by the House, where the ruling NDA has a big Majority, following the prime ministerâ€™s reply.
BJP members in their speech have hailed the government for its work in curbing black money, strengthening economy and boosting agriculture, claims refuted by opposition lawmakers in their address.
The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovindâ€™s address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session began on Tuesday. It was initiated by the BJPâ€™s chief whip Rakesh Singh.
Highlights of PM Modi speech at Rajya Sabha:Â
#Â 5: 00 PM :Â Let us have a constructive discussion on holding simultaneous State Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the various states.
#Â 5: 00 PM :â€‰Government is working to ensure that every Indian has a home
#Â 4: 59 PM :Â PM Modi quoting R. Venkataraman says Sultanate have gone but still behaving like emperors
#Â 4: 59 PM :Â Quoting former President R Venkataraman says Congress funds are coming from commission make by deals and not by donations from business houses.
#Â 4: 59 PM :Â Can we all not raise voice togeather to fight crime against women. We all should work on misson mode to protect our girls and questions boys what they are doing. A girl is someone sister, mother and daughter.
#Â 4: 45 PM : You had an oppurtunity to bring a law for Triple Talaq according to your conditions 30 years back but you did not. You all played vote politics.
#Â 4: 29 PM :Â Governments come and go. We have cleared several projects despite they were initiated by previous governments
#Â 4: 28 PM : More than 9 lakh crore projects have been launched 40 years back but no work has been done
#Â 4: 26 PM : There are several programs which have been launched 40 years back but no work has been done.
#Â 4: 25 PM :Â Due to regular elections, several programs are inaugrated but with change of government the programs get dumped.Â
#Â 4: 23 PM :Â You worry about credit. We are working for development of the country. If you do not do a followup to the wroks started by you the country will suffer more loss.
#Â 4:22 PM : Aadhar is a brainchild of former prime minster Atal Bihari Vaypayee, yet Congress wants to claim that they started it
#Â 4: 19 PM :Â I have always talked about the nation's development so far. All govt's have made a contribution to it
#Â 4: 18 PM :Â You say we are name changers, but if you notice our working pattern you will realise we are Aim Changers.Â
#Â 4: 16 PM:Â We set a goal, make a roadmap, work hard to achieve the target on set deadline
#Â 4:04 PM:â€‰Let us work to provide quality and affordable healthcare to poor
#Â 4:02 pm:Â Attacking the Congress party Modi says no one hears outside, so they have to speak of the UPA era in Parliament.
#Â 4:00 PM : PM Modo addresses Rajya Sabha
Shiv Sena on PM's speech in Lok Sabha:
# 02:14 PM:Â It is time that Modi ji realises it has been 4 years now. People were fed up because of Congress and that is why they chose you. People want to hear your schemes and not criticism of Congress: Manisha KayandeÂ
Shashi Tharoor on PM's Lok Sabha speech:
# 02:15 PM: PM might be a terrific orator but this speech is a farrago of misrepresentations and half truthÂ
PM Modi in Lok Sabha:
# 02:11 PM: When we speak about creating new states, we remember the manner in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. He showed how farsighted decision making is done.
Rahul GandhiÂ on PM's Lok Sabha speech:
# 02:05 PM:Â He spoke for more than 1 hour but didn't speak a word on Rafale deal, or on farmers or on employment for youth. It was a totally political speech : Rahul Gandhi on PM's speech in Lok Sabha
PM Modi in Lok Sabha:
# 01:57 PM:Â How can one of the leaders say India got democracy due to Pandit Nehru and Congress Party? Is this their reading of India's history? What arrogance is this.
# 01:55 PM:Â You were only singing paeans of one family instead of focusing on taking the country forward
# 01:46 PM:Â Opposition has right to protest but not disrupt, says PM in Lok Sabha amidst continous pandemonium.
# 01:45 PM:Â PM says Partition was result of Congress' wrong policies. "Not a single day has passed when country has not suffered due to posion sowed by you," he says in Lok Sabha
# 01:42 PM:Â The nation's army was fighting in Doklam but leaders of one party preferred to meet Chinese officials. The same party questions the army on surgical strikes
# 01:39 PM:Â Is there any reason why LED bulbs were so expensive till 2014? It was affecting the middle class. The price of LED bulbs today are affordable.
# 01:34 PM:Â I have to tell the entire nation about the NPA mess our previous Government created
# 01:31 PM:Â The workings of our previous Government are responsible for the NPA mess. They are 100% responsible and nobody else. The banking policies of the previous Governments were not proper.
# 01:31 PM:Â I know the Government's efforts to eliminate corruption & black money are hurting a select group of people. Today, people who served as Chief Ministers are in jail. However powerful one was, if one has been corrupt, that person will be punished. We are in an era of honesty.
# 01:29 PM:Â Opposition continues to raise loud slogans as PM Modi speaks in Lok Sabha.
# 01:28 PM:Â Middle class is being misled. We are working towards ease of life for them.
# 01:27 PM:Â India's middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure. They want 'Ease of Living' which we are committed to providing
# 01:22 PM:Â When I dream of a â€˜New Indiaâ€™ by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of independence, you mock this idea because you have never thought big to achieve big goalsâ€.
# 01:21 PM:Â India's middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure. They want 'Ease of Living' which we are committed to providing
# 01:11 PM:Â Employment is increasing but you have closed your eyes as you are busy singing your songs. Atal ji ne kaha hai â€˜chhote Mann se koi bada nahi hota aur toote Mann se koi khada nahi hotaâ€™.
# 01:10 PM:Â When the corrupt and middlemen are out of work, obviously the Congress will be unhappy:
# 01:09 PM:Â When our Government took office in 2014, the chorus from the opposition was - Modi will scrap UIDAIÂ but when we made Aadhaar more effective in terms of enabling better and effective service delivery, suddenly the opposition began opposing Aadhaar
# 01:08 PM:Â I can see the energy and enthusiasm in our youth. They want to do something on their own, they want to launch their own start-ups. Our Government is giving wings to the aspirations of India's middle class.
# 01:06 PM:Â A government that talked about 21st century could not bring an aviation policy. Then what kind of a 21st century did they talk about, the one with bullock carts?
# 01:05 PM:Â Our government had the opportunity to prepare an aviation policy that focuses on smaller cities, towns so that more Indians can fly
# 01:01 PM:Â I can see the energy and enthusiasm in our youth. They want to do something on their own, they want to launch their own start-ups. Our Government is giving wings to the aspirations of India's middle class
# 12:57 PM:Â Irrespective of who heads the govt, the aspirations of the brimming middle class youth should always be the top priority
# 12:56 PM:Â NT Rama Rao was insulted (by Rajiv Gandhi) and that simmering anger led to formation of TDP
# 12:52 PM:Â After forming govt in 2014 we prioritised North East and worked for its development: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
# 12:52 PM:Â The approvals by the @BSYBJP Government in Karnataka made it possible to work quickly on the rail line. We do not bother who is the local MP or MLA, which party they belong to. We serve the nation and care for 125 crore Indians
# 12:51 PM:Â Since Kharge Ji spoke about railways and Karnataka, let me tell the truth about the Bidar-Kalburgi rail line. The project was approved by the Vajpayee Government and from 2004 till 2013 nothing was done. It is when a Government under @BSYBJP gave approvals work could begin
# 12:51 PM:Â The way people of Rajasthan were misled about the Barmer refinery was appalling. Just for votes, lies were said. It is in the last three years that the Government of India and the Rajasthan Government worked together to sort out the pending issues
# 12:46 PM:Â Every Indian is paying the price of the poison infested by Congress: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
#12:46 PM:Â Every Indian is paying the price of the poison infested by Congress: PM Modi in Lok Sabah
# 12:45 PM:Â More villages are getting optical fibre network in the last three years than they got previously. This is the transformation happening
# 12:43 PM:Â The NDA government is building more roads than the previous one. We have given a strong boost to the infrastructure sector across the nation
# 12:42 PM:The NDA Government has changed the work culture in the nation. Projects are not only thought about well but also executed in a timely manner.
# 12:41 PM:Â In December, did we witness an 'election' or coronation for the post of Congress President? One youngster raised his voice about this as well
# 12:41 PM:Â How did the Congress act in Kerala, how did they treat the Akali Dal in Punjab, how did they behave in Tamil Nadu? Why did Congress dismiss so many state governments at their will. This is no commitment to democracy
# 12:40 PM:Â If Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have been the first PM of the country, entire Kashmir would have been ours
# 12:38 PM:Â How did the Congress act in Kerala, how did they treat the @Akali_Dal_ in Punjab, how did they behave in Tamil Nadu? Why did Congress dismiss so many state governments at their will. This is no commitment to democracy
# 12:37 PM:Â When Rajiv Gandhi landed in Hyderabad, how did he behave with a Congress leader Mr. T Anjaiah. He humiliated a big leader, who did not belong to a privileged background
# 12: 35 PM:Â India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history. There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture
# 12:35 PM:Â India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history. There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture.
# 12:34 PM:Â You (Congress party) had power from Panchayat to Parliament after independence. Had you showed some sense of responsibility and direction, the country would have progressed much more than where it stands.
# 12:34 PM:Â India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history. There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture
# 12:32 PM:Â I see that whenever we are criticised by select opposition parties, substance is lacking. They go back to saying - 'when we were in power'. This is the same party that divided India
# 12:31 PM:Â How can one of the leaders say India got a democracy due to Pandit Nehru and the Congress Party? Is this their reading of India's history? What arrogance is this
# 12:28 PM:Â Â For decades, one party devoted all their energies to serving one family. The interests of the nation were looked over just for the interests of one family
# 12:28 PM:Â Opposition's loud slogans of 'jhutha bhashan bandh karo', 'jhuthe ashwasan bandh karo' continue as PM Modi speaks
# 12:26 PM:Â I see that whenever we are criticised by select Opposition parties, substance is lacking. They go back to saying- when we were in power.... This is the same party that divided India
# 12:21 PM:Â Opposition raises loud slogans in Lok Sabha as Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks on the motion of thanks to the President's address.
# 12:17 PM:Â When we speak about creating new states, we remember the manner in which Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji created Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. He showed how farsighted decision making is done: PM
# 12:16 PM:Â Several members of Parliament expressed their thoughts on various subjects. The address by the Honourable President does not belong to any party. It is about the aspirations of every Indian
# 12:15 PM:Â Now what can we say? His tenure is about to end aur chirag bujhne se pehle bhadakta bahut hai, he is coming of age what can we say?: Asaduddin Owaisi on BJP MP Vinay Katiyar's statement on Muslims.
# 12:14 PM:Â PM Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President's address.