He hit back at the Congress for weakening and insulting institutions...making India go through the agony of high inflation....and deprivation in terms of basic amenities. He also lambasted the 'mahagathbandhan' as 'mahamilavati'...and took a swipe at the Congress...wishing it luck for a No Confidence Motion against his govt in 2023.
Responding to the debate on Motion of Thanks on the President's address in Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an account of the work done by his government.
In his nearly 90 minutes long address, Prime Minister Modi spoke on how his government took the country out of the morass of despondency and charted a course towards a New India...Taking on the Congress for its opposition to the Rafale deal, Prime Minister accused it of trying to weaken the Indian Air Force.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed to the various defence scams that emerged in Congress governments, saying no defence deal was untouched by the culture of kickbacks...a culture that has been replaced by transparency...in defence deals...He also gave details of his govt's anti-corruption drive.
Taking a swipe at the Congress for alleging weakening of institutions, PM said 'Ulta chor Chowkidar ko daate'...meaning 'the pot is calling the kettle black'. Prime Minister also questioned the opposition's narrative on Election Commission and EVMs.
Comparing his govt's 55 months tenure with 55 years of Congress govts…PM said...
While Congress govts gave 12 crore gas connections in 55 years...His govt gave 13 crore gas connections in 55 months. He said while only 50% population got bank accounts in 55 years of Congress govts...his govt has taken the coverage to nearly 100% of the population.
He said that in 55 months his govt has electrified all villages and will soon electrify all households...and has built 1 crore 30 lakh houses. Taking on the opposition 'mahagathbandhan'....PM described it as 'mahamilavati'.
Prime Minister said that fugitive economic offenders are feeling the heat in his govt with stringent laws enacted by his govt.
Responding to opposition criticism on surgical strikes...PM said Congress govts could not conceive surgical strikes because they had kept the armed forces deprived of basic requirements like bullet proof jackets...which were fulfilled by his govt.
Prime Minister sought to drive home the message that for his govt national interest is supreme and it is working assiduously to build a New India.
Prime Minister Modi said that his govt has generated lakhs of jobs in the country.