New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Lok Sabha, primarily attacking the previous governments in his speech. In an hour and half long address, PM Modi majorly highlighted the achievements of the incumbent government- while drawing parallel with the Congress sarkar’s tenure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now speak in the Rajya Sabha.
Mr. Modi criticises those who criticised GST. He called GST a landmark reform.”India’s middle class desires good education facilities, affordable housing, good infrastructure. They want ‘Ease of Living’ which we are committed to providing’,” Mr. Modi says narrating the reforms in personal income tax over the past three years.
We are providing insurance for poor at premium of Re. 1 per month, Mr Modi says.The Jan Dhan Yojana has brought self-respect to the poor. They are using RuPay debit cards now, he says.The Ujawala scheme has benefitted many poor women. The Universal Account Number is a boon to employees, Mr. Modi tells in Lok Sabha.We will not back out from bringing back money looted by corrupt people, Mr. Modi says.
“Don’t lecture us on democracy. It was your party chief who tore up an ordinance and threw it in the faces of the media… It was your party chief who did not let young leaders get their points of view,” the Prime Minister said, while replying to a motion of thanks on the President’s address in parliament.
As he spoke in the Lok Sabha, opposition lawmakers continuously shouted slogans, attempting to disrupt the speech. The Prime Minister did not stop speaking, saying, “Your slogans can’t drown my voice, I wish the opposition listened to me quietly.” Rahul Gandhi was present in the house and was seen listening intently to the Prime Minister, at times gesturing quizzically.
PM Modi, taking on the opposition on a series of attacks they made on his government and its policies during their speeches in the discussion, said, “The country was partitioned, the seeds of poison was sown. You divided the country for electoral and petty gains…people are suffering even today.”