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Don’t teach us ‘democracy’: PM slammed Cong

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed the oppositions in Lok Sabha by accusing them for dividing the country.

The PM was reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in the Lok Sabha.

Amid chants from the opposition, ‘stop giving false hopes, stop giving false speech’, PM also said, addressing Congress and the glorification of the Gandhi parivar “Despite you have divided Bharat Mata, we stood by you. You have ruled when you had almost no one as opposition to fight with.

Adding further to it, he also said that “You spent your entire time to glorify one family. You spent your entire energy to make the country remember just Gandhi family. If your intentions were pure and right, this country would have been much ahead of where it is now." 

“Democracy was never Congress or Nehru's charity. Rather it's in our blood, our culture," PM stated.

He also said “Look who is talking about democracy? Your PM Rajiv Gandhi had humiliated a Dali CM of your own party. Please don't teach us lessons on democracy."

In a direct attack to Congress party, PM also raised his voice and said that had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been our first Prime Minister, ‘entire Kashmir would have been ours.’

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House today and tomorrow, as the government may introduce some important bill on Thursday in the Lok Sabha where the ruling NDA has a big majority. 

The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session began Tuesday. It was initiated by the BJP's chief whip Rakesh Singh.

(With agency inputs)

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PM to speak on Kovind’s ‘motion of thanks’ debate

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A source of BJP on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The action was initiated on Monday and the motion in expected to be accepted by the House, yet the rulling NDA has a big main part, on Wednesday, following the PM’s reply.

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House on Wednesday and the day after. The government may introduce some important bill on Thursday, sources said.

In his reply, Modi is expected to respond to the opposition attack on his government over a host of issues, including alleged tardy employment generation, the state of economy, agriculture and foreign affairs, among others, and will list its achievements.

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 Kovind'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 BJP's chief whip Rakesh Singh.

(With agency inputs)

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Cong: Asking jobless youth to sell pakodas is a shame on BJP

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The Congress on Tuesday slammed Bhartiya Janata Parti national chief Amit Shah over his statement in his speech at Rajya Sabha on Pakoda sellers.

“It is so disgraceful to learn that the unemployed youth of our country, who are extremely talented and decently educated are being asked to sell pakodas by our ruling party,” Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan said.

“No one has gone to such depth in making this despicable and disgraceful remark,” he further added.

Ranjan also hit out at Shah's statement that the GST was brought after all parties' consensus.

"The fact that he has to give a justification is proof enough that he realizes he made a mistake. GST was Congress' proposal but we wanted to implement 14.5 percent and BJP took it to 28 percent. With the labour cost added, it increases to as high as 46 percent," he said.

Congress leader Nasir Hussain also criticised Shah for including "vendors as jobs creation by their government."

"Post GST and demonetisation, the employment has come down, so now they feel that even selling pakodas, rolling bidis, rolling incense sticks," Hussain added.

Terming the GST a scheme to loot people, Hussain further said, "People of this country have realized what demonetisation and GST have done to them. This is why they (BJP) had come very close to getting defeated in Gujarat and they lost all the by-elections from Rajasthan to West Bengal."

In his maiden speech at the Upper House on Monday, Shah hit back at former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for comparing pakora seller to a beggar, and said it was better to sell 'pakodas' than stay unemployed.

In defence of the GST launched by the NDA government, Shah stated that the taxation system was implemented after everyone's consensus.

(With agency inputs)

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It’s better to be laborer then a beggar: BJP chief

Bhartiya Janata Parti national chief address in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, highlighted ‘pro-poor’ government schemes that are functioning under government run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pointing out at Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s jibe against Modi’s comment on ‘pakoda sellers, Shah says being a street vendor and selling fritters is still better than being jobless

(Answering to the question that Chidambaram Sir's has tweeted that 'there are people who started selling pakodas under Mudra scheme, can this be called employment?' Yes, I believe that it’s better that somebody is earning from labour rather than begging. Their next generation will become industrialists)," he said.

He said that a chai-wala's son is now sitting in the House as Prime Minister and that should inspire people.

Shah went on to slam the Congress party on several counts. Responding to the opposition's criticism of Goods and Services Tax (GST), he asked all parties to come together and support the government's tax system.

"Sarvanumat se faisla hua hai.Aur shabd kya diya? Gabbar Singh Tax, kon hai Gabbar Singh? Sholay film me dakait ka naam tha. Kanoon se bana hua tax wasoolna daikaiti hai kya? (This was an unanimous decision. And now what do they call it? Gabbar Singh Tax, who is Gabbar? A dacoit from sholay film. How can a legal tax system be equated with dacoity?," he asked.

(With agency's input) 

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LS adjourned; tribute paid to BJP MP

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After the house paid the tribute to the deceased Bhartiya Janata Party MP Hukum Singh, who passed away in JP Hospital at Noida on Saturday, Lok Sabha adjourned for the first day.

A prominent BJP leader and a member of parliament from Kairana, Hukum Singh was hospitalised for a month and was undergoing treatment due to facing breathing difficulties.

He was the part of a major controversy last year, that claimed around 350 families had to flee Kairana in Uttar Pradesh due to threats from a 'particular community' and also released a list of Hindus who had to leave the town. However, he later claimed them not communal in nature.