Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi over his earthquake remark that he had made in December 2016. Rahul had promised an earthquake against Narendra Modi if he was allowed to speak in the Parliament.
PM Modi said that the country finally felt the tremors on Monday. “I was wondering why the earthquake came. When someone sees ‘Seva’ or any positive virtue in the word ‘SCAM’ then mother earth would definitely become upset,” Prime Minister Modi said.
Modi was referring to the tremors that were felt in Northern India on Monday night.
Taking Rajiv Gandhi’s name in the House, Modi asked while Gandhi is praised for bringing technological revolution in the country but Modi is criticised for his digital India concept.
Modi asked you say “You say Rajiv Gandhi brought IT revolution and advocated for digital systems. Now when I tell people to use the same mobile phone to do digital payments, you don’t agree with me”.
Attacking further the Congress party, PM Modi said “We remember how democracy was under threat from 1975 to 1977, when opposition leaders were jailed, newspaper freedom curtailed.”