New Delhi, February 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his motion of thanks to the President's address, attacked Congress leaders saying that they dedicated their careers in singing praises of one Gandhi family and in making sure that only one family is re-membered. "If your intentions were clean, India would've been far ahead in progress," he added.
PM Modi, in his speech in Parliament, said that democracy wasn't given to us by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Congress as the party wants everyone to believe. "There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries ago. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture," he added.
PM Modi said that if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had become the first Prime Minister of India, Jammu & Kashmir would've been an integral part of the country, unlike now. He added that when one of the Congress leaders, Shehzad Poonawalla, wanted to challenge Rahul Gandhi for the Presidentship of the party, Congress ruined his career. Poonawalla said that every election in Congress is fixed.
Meanwhile, opposition is raising slogans including 'Stop your false speech' and 'Stop making false promises' to disrupt PM Modi's speech. PM Modi, to the protesting Opposition, said that their slogans can't drown his voice.
He accused former PM Rajiv Gandhi of humiliating former Andhra Pradesh chief minister T Anjaiah soon after Gandhi landed at Hyderabad airport. "He humiliated a big leader, who did not belong to a privileged background," he added.
BJP MP Amit Shah initiated the motion on February 5 and his party colleague Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe had seconded it. From the opposition, Leader of the opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, Samajwadi Party’s Naresh Agarwal, AIADMK’s A Navaneethakrishnan, TMC’s Sukhend Shekhar Roy were among 24 leaders who have taken part in the debate thus far.