The Budget session of the parliament will continue on Thursday (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed his government's achievements and hit out at the opposition in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Congress and the Left of inciting people while making it clear that the amended citizenship law will neither impact any Indian citizen nor harm minority interests. Defending the CAA, the prime minister said the Congress is having problems when "our govt is taking decisions on wishes of the country's founding fathers".
PM Modi also attacked the Congress for its politics in the last seven decades, saying the party's politics of last 70 years has been such that no Congress leader can be self-sufficient. Attacking the Congress, Modi said a person who was associated with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was made as chief minister.
Slamming former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah for their remarks on abrogation of Article 370, Modi said Kashmir's identity was buried on January 19, 1990, when Kashmiri Pandits started leaving the Valley due to militancy.
Elaborating on his government's achievements, the prime minister said the people of the country have seen his government's work between 2014 and 2019 and gave a bigger mandate in 2019.
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Does a party that keeps talking about secularism not remember 1984 and the anti-Sikh violence. It was shameful. They did not make efforts to punish the guilty. A person who was associated with the violence has been rewarded as Chief Minister of a state by them: PM Modi attack Congress in Lok Sabha
PM Narendra Modi once again says, nobody needs to be afraid of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
"I want to clearly state- with the CAA coming, there will be no impact on any citizen of India, practising any faith."
PM Narendra Modi quotes Jawaharlal Nehru's comment after signing the Nehru-Liaquat pact. "If law is not conducive to give citizenship to give Hindu and other minority refuges from Pakistan then we must change the law".
"Pandit Nehru himself was in favour of protecting minorities in Pakistan, I want to ask Congress, was Pandit Nehru communal?"
Becoming PM is a nobel ambition. However, India was divided so someone could become prime minister: PM Modi
Those who have been removed from office by the people of India are now doing the unthinkable. They see citizens on the basis of their faith. We are different. We see everyone as an Indian: PM Modi
Some people are asking what was the rush to bring CAA. Some are accusing us of doing 'Hindu-Muslim' politics. This is the language Pakistan has been using for decades. Now those who support the 'tukde tukde gang' are talking the same language: PM Modi
Former former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir made statements after we made the Article 370 move. One of them said 'it seems Kashmir made the wrong choice in 1947', another said 'there will an earthquake in Kashmir'. How can be these acceptable to anyone who believes in the Costitution: PM Modi
Some people are saying Kashmir has lost its identity. I ask you who made Kashmir's identity only about bombs and guns? Can anyone forget that dark night of January? In reality, Kashmiri identity is closely linked with harmony: PM Modi
Those who are talking about respect for the Constitution never even implemented it in Jammu and Kashmir for so many decades: PM Modi
The people of India are seeing what is happening in the nation, that too ironically, in the name of saving the Constitution: PM Modi
Congress is talking about Constitution everyday. Let me ask you: Who brought the Emergency? Who trampled over the Judiciary? Who has brought the most amendments to the Constitution? Who imposed Article 356 the most? Those who did the above need to get deeper knowledge of our Constitution: PM Modi
PM Modi takes a shot at Rahul Gandhi's remark: "I will increase the number of Surya Namaskars I do. You have already made me gaali-proof, now I will make my back strong."
Addressing an election rally in Delhi on Wednesday, Gandhi had launched a scathing attack on Modi over the ongoing job crisis. "The PM won’t be able to come out of his home. The youth will beat him up with sticks and make him understand that his country can’t progress without providing jobs to youth."
Stand up India, Start up India, Mudra- they are adding prosperity in the lives of many. It's great to see that many youth from smaller cities are part of it. Substantial number of the Mudra beneficiaries are women: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi says, our vision is- Greater investment. Better infrastructure. Increased value addition. Maximum job creation.
We have kept the fiscal deficit in check. Price rise is also under check and there is macro-economic stability. We have taken steps to increase investor trust and strengthen the economy: PM Modi
There is only one unemployment we will not end, yours: PM Modi tells Opposition in Lok Sabha
Some states are not allowing farmers to benefit from PM-Kisan Scheme due to sheer poltics. I appeal to them- let there be no politics in farmer welfare: PM Modi
PM-KISAN Samman Yojana is transforming the lives of many farmers. Several farmers have benefitted due to this. In this scheme there are no middlemen and no extra file-work: PM Modi
The President talked about farmers and agriculture in his speech. We solved the long-standing issue of higher MSP. We also brought crop insurance and irrigation related schemes. We raised the budget for agriculture by 5 times: PM Modi
Bodo Accord signed now is special because it has brought all stakeholders together and we are moving towards a more peaceful era: PM Modi
For years, distance was reason to ignore the Northeast region. They used to think 'Delhi is very far', now we have placed Delhi at their doorstep. Things have changed now. The region is now becoming a growth engine. Great work has been done in so many sectors. Ministers and officials are regularly visiting the region: PM Modi
In the last 5 years, 37 crore people got bank accounts, 11 crore people got toilets in their homes, 13 crore people got gas connections and more than 2 crore people got their own homes: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
We worked for the people in our first years and that is why people once again blessed us, so that we work even faster: PM Modi
Today the world has many expectations from us. It is essential that we show courage and work to overcome the challenges we are facing. India can no longer wait for problems to remain unsolved. And, rightfully so. That is why, our aim is: Speed and scale, Determination and decisiveness, Sensitivity and solutions: PM Modi in Lok Sabha
PM Modi in Lok Sabha: "The people of India have not only changed the Sarkar. They want the Sarokar to be changed as well. If we had worked according to the old ways and thought processes: Article 370 would never have been history, Muslim women would have kept suffering due to Triple Talaq, Ram Janmabhoomi issue would have remained unsolved, Kartarpur Sahib corridor would not be a reality, There would be no India-Bangladesh land agreement."
The Honourable President has highlighted the vision for a New India. His address comes at a time when we enter the third decade of the century. Rashtrapati Ji's address instills a spirit of hope and it presents a roadmap for taking the nation ahead in the times to come: PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi "Mahatma Gandhi may be trailer for you, he is life for us".
BJP MP Mahesh Poddar has given Short Duration Discussion Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'separatist movement in Jharkhand and adjoining states'.
Trinamool Congress MP Santunu Sen has given Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha over 'concerns over proposed changes in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)'.
Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'alleged arrest of a parent of a student at a college in Bidar, Karnataka'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to reply to debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha around 12 pm. He is also expected to address Rajya Sabha on the motion at around 5 pm today.
Both the Houses of the Parliament will further discuss the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address and the Union Budget 2020 on Thursday.