Modi Ji Has Forgotten That He Is The PM Of The Country, Not The Leader Of Opposition: Rahul Gandhi

| February 7 , 2018 , 17:05 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply in Lok Sabha to the motion of thanks to the President's address a 'political speech'.

Speaking to reporters Gandhi questioned Prime Minister's silence on the Rafale deals.

The Congress chief said, "He spoke for more than one hour but didn’t speak a word on Rafale deal, or on farmers or on employment for youth."

Gandhi attacked the PM for criticising the Congress party inside the Parliament instead of talking about issues that concern people.

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He said "I think Modi Ji has forgotten that he is the PM now, he should answer questions and not always accuse the opposition. Questions are being asked by the country from the prime minister, but he is not answering here (in Parliament) you have to give answers and not ask questions to the country instead."

Gandhi also said that the PM should talk against the Congress party at public meetings, but not in the Parliament where he needs to answer questions asked by the country.

Rahul said "He is right in talking about the Congress party, but this is not the place to raise it. You can raise this issue at a public meeting, but not here. Here, you have to answer to the country. You are not to make accusations here."

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Rahul Gandhi's reactions came after PM Modi attacked the Congress during his reply in Lok Sabha, accusing the party of breaking the country into parts.

PM said "How can one of the leaders say India got democracy due to Pandit Nehru and Congress Party? Is this their reading of India’s history? What arrogance is this? India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. If Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel would have been the first PM of the country, entire Kashmir would have been ours."

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also condemned Modi’s address in Parliament and called it "half-truth." "PM Modi might be a terrific orator but this speech is a farrago of misrepresentations and half-truth," he told news agency ANI.