Prime Minister Narendra Modi took several jibes at the Congress by invoking the name of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on multiple occasions in Lok Sabha today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. (Photo: Sansad TV/Screengrab)
Hitting out at the Congress in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the name of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on multiple occasions.
PM Modi was replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha. “You keep complaining that I don’t take the name of Nehru ji enough. Today I will only talk about Nehru ji. Enjoy,” PM Modi said.
Taking a veiled dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said, “Your leader will also say ‘maza aa gaya’.”
The UPA era will be remembered for insensitive statements made by top Ministers on rising prices.
Our Government is working with a spirit of compassion to ensure our people are not burdened. pic.twitter.com/nqHvuNOewL
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 7, 2022
Attacking the Congress for criticism over the Centre’s economic policies, PM Modi went back to Nehru’s address from Red Fort as the first prime minister of the country.
“Pandit Nehru said from the Red Fort that sometimes war in Korea can impact us and so price of commodities increase in India. The first PM of the country was helpless. Imagine then he was saying that the inflation problem was so serious. How the country’s The first prime minister threw up his hands in front of the country,” PM Modi said.
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PM Modi further said, “Pandit Nehru also said if something happens in America, it affects the price of our commodities. If you [Congress] were in power today, you would have blamed inflation on Covid pandemic and run away. The country is fortunate that you are not in power.”
PM Modi also hit out at Rahul Gandhi’s allegation that the government was favoring only a handful of industrialists.
“During the governments of Pandit Nehru and Indira Gandhi, people used to say Tata-Birla ki Sarkar. You are now speaking their tongue,” PM Modi said.
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