Without taking Rahul Gandhi's name, PM Modi said that 'yesterday a leader said that in next six months, people will hit me rods. Now, I will increase the number of Surya Namaskars to make my body fit for the blows.' (Photo Credit: File Photo)
A day after former Congress Chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a poll rally in Delhi, it was PM Modi’s turn to reply and he did it with elan. During his reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi said that, “I have become ‘gaali-proof’ now.” Without taking Gandhi’s name, PM Modi said that “yesterday a leader said that in next six months, people will hit me rods. I just want to say that I’m thankful that you have given me six months. Now, I will increase the number of Surya Namaskars to make my body fit for the blows.” He also said that, “the kind of abuses I face every day, I have become ‘gaali-proof now.’”
On Wednesday, Gandhi had slammed PM Modi over the issue of providing employment to the youth and said that the country cannot progress without employment. "These speeches that Narendra Modi is giving right now, six months later, he won’t be able to step out of his house. The youth of India will hit him so hard that it will make him realise that without giving the youth employment, this country cannot progress (Ye jo Narendra Modi bhashan de raha hai, 6 mahine baad ye ghar se bahar nahi nikal payega. Hindustan ke yuva isko aisa danda marenge, isko samjha denge ki Hindustan ke yuva ko rozgar diye bina ye desh aage nahi badh sakta)," Rahul Gandhi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Amid constant interruption by the loud uproar by the Congress lawmakers, Gandhi rose from his seat to intervene. At this, PM Modi took a dig at the Opposition party and said, “I was speaking for the last 30-40 minutes but it took this long for the current to reach there. Many tubelights are like this.” From CAA to abrogation of Article 370 in erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi spoke on several kepy political issues. On the ongoing anti-CAA protests in the national capital, PM Modi said that, “People are watching what is being done in Delhi and the country in the name of saving the Constitution.”
We will keep on working hard but there's only one thing we won't do - taking away your unemployment: PM Modi told Opposition. (PTI File)
On his August 5 decision, PM Modi said that, “There were statements made by former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir that were unacceptable. These are leaders who don't trust Kashmiri people that is why these used such language, but we trusted Kashmiris and abrogated article 370.”