Modi tears into Congress

Modi tears into Congress
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New Delhi, Jul 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who had surprised him Friday morning with a hug after a scathing attack in his speech during the debate on the no-confidence motion, saying the Gandhi was in an unseemly hurry to come to power.
“In the morning, the voting was not over, the debate was also not over one member comes running to me saying- Utho Utho Utho… What is his hurry to come to power? Let me tell this member it is the people who elected us. That is how we have come here,” he said in his reply to the debate.
“We are here because we have the blessings of 125 crore Indians. We are not here for selfish interest,” he said.
Modi also said that the no-confidence motion underlined the negativity of the opposition.
“Today the nation has seen the negativity expressed by some members. India saw how some people are so deeply opposed to development,” he said his reply to the debate on the no-trust motion.
He also sought to turn the tables on the Congress said, insisting that it was a floor test for the grand old party and not the government.
“If you were not prepared for the debate why did you bring the motion? Why were you trying to delay the motion…. This is not the government’s floor test, it is a floor test for Congress’ allies.”
He went on to say “Congress has no faith in the election commission, judiciary, in the RBI, in the International Agencies. They have confidence in nothing.”
Early in his speech, Modi set the tone by asking MPs to reject the no-confidence motion against his government in the Lok Sabha.
“I urge all of you to reject this proposal… What was the rush to discuss the no-confidence motion?” the Prime Minister asked in his reply to the day long debate in the lower house.
Earlier in the day, Modi was attacked by leaders of several opposition parties, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Telugu Desam Party’s Jayadev Galla, during the discussion over a number of issues.
The Congress chief had faulted the NDA government over demonetisation, GST , lynchings and the Rafale deal among other things.
Modi went on to highlight his government’s achievements citing electrification of 18,000 villages, healthcare for the poor and the fight against black money.
“Our government has the honour of working towards the electrification of 18,000 villages that were in the dark for 70 years,” he said. “The fight against Black Money is going to continue. I know I have made many enemies due to this but it is fine.”